Said they won’t take off with his pictures

Despite a general consensus among degen apes that NFTs are headed for the proverbial moon, space agency NASA has revealed that it will not allow its content and logos to be used for liftoff.

This is an important clarification because images and video content from US government agencies are generally not copyrighted and may generally be freely used for educational and informational purposes in the media. (Its logos are copyrighted and may only be used if approved by NASA).

As the NFT sector continues to move forward at breakneck speed — with platforms such as OpenSea already posting record monthly volumes in January — NASA has said via its media usage guidelines that it does not want its content is symbolized:

“Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are, in essence, digital tokens held by someone as a ‘one-of-a-kind’ digital asset. NASA does not wish its images to be used for these purposes. It is illegal to falsely claim copyright or other rights in NASA material.

The NASA logo has often been used for commercial purposes such as branding on fashion items, but the agency said it was unable to endorse such uses in the sphere. NFT.

“NASA does not approve any merchandising requests involving non-fungible tokens (NFTs) because they do not fall within the categories of products the agency is authorized to market,” the guidelines state.

Under established guidelines for government agencies, it is unable to endorse merchandising or products in areas such as alcohol, food, cosmetics, tobacco, underwear, and technology. .

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NASA has however been indirectly involved in the NFT space through other avenues in the past. Cointelegraph reported on an NFT-backed metaverse project called “mars4” that built a detailed 3D model of Mars using data from NASA and other space agencies.

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