You may not mint NFTs that are exact one-to-one copies of existing artwork (“copyminting”). This rule also applies to your profile image, your cover image, collection image and collection cover image (“web2 surfaces”).
Foundation is a platform that welcomes all creators, collectors, and curators. In this ecosystem we encourage a place for novel creativity and bringing forth something new to the world. Given this, Foundation takes a zero-tolerance approach to those who have been found to have copyminted.
Foundation also has great respect for remix culture and we tolerate works that build and substantively transform other works. That being said, if your work has been remixed and you have not given permission for this remix to occur, please review our Copyright policy to file a DMCA claim.
What happens if you are affected by this policy?
The enforcement action we take depends on the type of content you shared and where you have shared it.
- NFTs/Collections that are determined to copyminted works will result in the profile, the NFT, and collection being removed from Foundation.
- NFTs and web2 surfaces that are determined have remixed an existing work are not subject to this policy and neither the creator nor the collection/NFT will be removed on the bounds of being a counterfeit. If your work has been remixed without your permission, please review our Copyright Policy to file a DMCA claim.
If you believe your NFT/Collection/Profile was removed in error, you can submit an appeal by writing to us at email@example.com. Please include a link to your Foundation Profile and a URL to the NFT/content that you are appealing.
What happens to an NFT if it is removed?
As all NFTs are minted onto the blockchain and the media is hosted on an IPFS server, the NFT will–depending on the circumstance–either remain in the owner’s wallet or in escrow in our market contract. While the owner and creator of the NFT will be able to view the NFT on Foundation, the larger public will be unable to view it.