A detailed report found NFT Minter on the new GameStop NFT Marketplace selling a version of an HTML 5 game that he didn’t create and doesn’t have permission to sell.
report ( Arstecnica) says the Nifty Arcade collection will offer “interactive NFTs” that can be played entirely from a crypto wallet or the GameStop marketplace itself, but these games are created and sold without the permission of their creators. said.
The tens of thousands of dollars your Nifty Arcade profile earned before it was suspended from the platform are now in the hands of the man behind the account, and NFTs are no longer sold on the marketplace, but you will still have access to the game. GameStop’s servers “may not be functionally removable,” the report said.
Nifty Arcade creator Nathan Ello spoke directly to Ars, saying his collection grew because he wanted to “highlight potential use cases for NFTs beyond still images.” When asked about his newly created NFT version of a game that is already free to play online, his response was one of confusion, with Ello stating, “I want the game to be playable within the NFT marketplace and his NFT wallet. We have chosen to focus on ‘intention to create and present. As the driving force behind his decision, he blamed the “convenience” of allowing people to play games directly from their wallets without going to his page.
The first three games in the Nifty Arcade collection fetched Ello 8.4 Ethereum (approximately £11,566 at the time) on direct sale, but Ello has never asked permission from the original creators for two of the games. I admit no. worm nominal When galactic warEllo claims he tried to find “commercial use approved open source game repositories” to set up his collection, but the games prohibit commercial use on sites like itch.io and Lexaloffle. It is clearly listed with the license.
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Ello has since taken to Twitter to claim that Galactic Wars is listed with the tag “unlicensed” which “suggests a public domain release”. The game’s assets are currently listed on that page under a non-commercial Creative Commons license, but archived copies of the listing do not contain that asset license warning.
galactic war Creator Borja “Volcano Bytes” de Tena told Ars: He stole my game and sold it. ’” He continued, “I think if you want to profit from my work, you should at least ask.”
Under pressure from the creators, Ello stated that they “offered 100% of the primary market revenue from each of the original NFT sales” of the included games to the original developers. This wasn’t good enough for most people, especially since it was included after the fact. breakout hero Developer Krystian Majewski said, “Even if someone wanted my money back from my work, it would be in the form of crappy crypto anyway.”
Despite the fact that GameStop has removed Ello’s profile and listings, NFTs can still be sold or traded on other marketplaces and the games those NFTs point to will continue to run on GameStop’s servers. I’m here. Anyone with the proper link was able to grab GameStop’s servers and offer a playable, unlicensed copy of the game Ello made.
Ello is still working with GameStop to try to revive his account, but says he’s relaunched his Nifty Arcade collection with a new set of games with licensing and profit-sharing deals.
The developer acknowledged that Ello was reprehensible for copying content without permission, but said GameStop must be held accountable for creating a “platform and incentive structure for this kind of predatory behavior.” I’m here. “I don’t care what verification process they have, but I think they only want their money and commissions or revenue sharing… ‘Power to Creators’ is a fake,” de Tena said. is.”
“Here’s the real malice of an NFT project like this,” Majewski said. It’s all about ‘exploit first, ask questions later. ”
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