I’m curious about how IP/copyright is viewed by this community. I create photography of models. I will spend a lot of time selecting and collaborating with my subjects. I might conduct as many as 50 photo shoots, producing 75,000 images of a single person as we refine our process (and I’ve worked with 100s of people.) I work constantly. Regardless of how “bad” or “good” my artistry is, one of these images is my “best” relatively speaking. How should I feel about someone taking my best image from the year, or even the strongest composition from the last 10 years, which occurred after thousands of hours of my effort? In a few hours they can alter the image digitally and then market it under their own banner, perhaps causing me economic difficulty, creating public confusion as to who the original artist is, and perhaps coloring public perception of what kind of community SuperRare is.
I am an artist whose customer base buys 99% physical artworks, I am very interested in the NFT space but am still new and have sold only a couple of NFTs.
I know there has been quite a bit of conversation about IP/copyright already on this forum and it is an incredibly broad and nuanced topic. I know courts have struggled to define this area of copyright and there are many appeals/reversals that carry on. I am especially interested in hearing some of the views that this community has.