Despite a general consensus among degenerate monkeys that NFTs are heading for the proverbial moon, the space agency NASA has revealed that it will not ban the use of its contents and logos for takeoff.
This is an important explanation because the images and video content of U.S. government agencies are usually not copyrighted, and can ordinarily be used freely for educational and informational purposes in the media. (Its logos are meanwhile copyrighted and can only be used if approved by NASA).
As the NFT sector continues to grow – with platforms like OpenSea posting record monthly volumes as early as January – NASA has declared through its media usage guidelines that it does not want any of its content to be symbolized:
“Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are, in essence, digital tokens owned by someone as a” one of a kind “digital asset. NASA does not want its images to be used for these purposes. It is illegal to falsely claim copyright or other rights in material of NASA. “
The NASA logo has often been used for commercial purposes such as branding on fashion, however the agency has stated that it is unable to approve any such uses in the NFT sphere.
“NASA does not approve any commercial applications involving Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) because they do not match the product categories that the Agency is approved to trade,” the guidelines read.
According to the guidelines set for government agencies, it cannot approve trade or products in areas such as alcohol, food, cosmetics, tobacco, underwear and technology.
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NASA, however, has been indirectly involved in NFT space through other avenues in the past. Cointelegraph reported on a NFT-supported metaverse project called “Mars4”, which built a detailed 3D model of Mars using data from NASA and other space agencies.