Thousands of images sold as NFT were published for free

The Australian programmer has published thousands of images in the public domain, published in the format

non-fungible token (NFT). He stated that it was a simple art project aimed at demonstrating how absurd the concept of copyright for digital assets is.

Project creator Jeff Huntley stated that he collectedall NFT images that were created with Ethereum and Solana blockchains. They are now available to everyone on a site called NFT Bay, which apparently mimics the world famous Pirate Bay torrent tracker.

The collection was compiled into one file of size 17terabyte, and the torrent to download it quickly became known as the Billion Dollar Torrent. Indeed, people spend huge sums to acquire ownership of images that can be copied from the Internet quite easily. The author of the project also said that copyright-related NFT images are usually not posted on the blockchain, and instructions on where to download the corresponding image are considered an NFT asset.

NFT fans claim to be uniquethe blockchain id associated with the image makes each copy rare and valuable. Critics of this idea argue that these assets can be easily copied by right-clicking and saving the image itself.

Source: theverge

Images: thenftbay

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