Several prominent gaming Youtubers have been stolen and created NFT-like pictures.
As reported by Eurogamer, the stolen images, appeared on OpenSea, an online auction site that deals in all things irreplaceable, including James Stephanie Sterling, Alanah Pearce and Jim Caddick.
Of course none of these hard-working people are happy with the situation, and they all took to Twitter to confirm the work of OpenSea user StakeTheWeb, whose work includes an image extracted from their YouTube channels along with a URL that takes you straight to said channel. It’s strange that some people are prepared to pay.
Commander Stephanie Sterling is, quite rightly, very angry about the situation, saying that the NFT market is “disrespectful”, is the work of “scum”, and they feel violated by the situation. Sony Santa Monica’s Alanah Pearce inserted a picture of her in the NFT related to the adult site, this is just…yes.
Talking to Gamer, OpenSea has released the following statement;
“OpenSea supports an open and innovative ecosystem in which everyone has greater freedom and ownership of digital goods. One of our operating principles is to support. creators and their audiences by preventing theft and plagiarism on our platform.
“Therefore, selling NFTs using plagiarized content is a violation of our policies. We regularly enforce them in a variety of ways, including delisting and in some cases, asset bans. We’re actively expanding our efforts across customer support, trust, and site safety and integrity so we can move faster to protect your account. and empower our community and creators.”
Thankfully, at the time of writing, Alanah Pearce has removed her image from the site, even though Sterling and Caddickstill available for purchase. Let’s hope OpenSea works together and stops this blatant theft of images and artwork ASAP.