Despite the general consensus among test monkeys that non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are on their way to the familiar moon, NASA has said it will not stop using content and logos.
This is an important clarification because U.S. government images and video content are generally not copyrighted and are generally free to use for educational and informational purposes in the media. (Meanwhile, the logos are copyrighted and may only be used with NASA approval.)
While the NFT sector continues to grow in full force – platforms like OpenSea are already posting record monthly volumes in January – NASA has stated in its media guidelines that it does not want any content to be encoded:
“Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are essentially digital tokens owned by an individual as a ‘unique’ digital asset. NASA does not want their images to be used for this purpose. It is illegal to falsely claim copyright or other rights to NASA materials.”
The NASA logo is often used for commercial purposes such as branding for fashion products; However, the agency said it could not endorse such use in the NFT space.
The guidelines state that “NASA does not approve any product applications that include non-fungal (NFT) tokens because they do not fit into the categories of products the agency is authorized to sell.”
According to guidelines set by government agencies, he cannot approve advertisements or products in areas such as alcohol, food, cosmetics, tobacco, lingerie, and technology.
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However, NASA has been indirectly involved in the NFT space in the past through other methods. Cointelegraph reports on an NFT-supported metaverse project called “Mars4” that has built a detailed 3D model of Mars using data from NASA and other space organizations.