Tokenart is the result of scientific and legal research. Directly inspired by the Creative Common project developed by the famous lawyer Lawrence Lessig, Tokenart brings a new standard to offer the creative world the possibilities allowed by the blockchain. It strikes a balance between the traditional “all rights reserved” framework resulting from copyright and the open framework of open source such as the Creative Commons promoting the free flow of creations. It helps artists protect and monetize their creations in the 177 states that are signatories to the Berne Convention. The Tokenart solution gives everyone, from individual creators to large companies and public institutions, simple and standardized means of representing the rights attached to a creation on NFT.
We want to create a collaborative and global common allowing any creator to facilitate the transmission of his rights on the internet thanks to NFTs.
For this we need:
A community equipped with a token allowing to participate in the management of the legal and technical security of NFTs, the quality of creations, etc.
Our community will soon be provided with a Tokenart token called OKNA which will allow it to
- Vote for future updates of the technical standard
- Vote for future legal licenses
- propose for future updates of the technical standard
- propose for future legal licenses
What solution, for what problem?
Today we are faced with four problems:
-Earning a living as an artist and creator is a challenge. The art NFT market helps some artists who specialize in creating digital art. But it is not the majority. Serious art projects find it difficult to make a place for this as they are drowned in online scams. Many artists would also like to share their creations and not just the cryptographic hash of their digital files.
- Current NFT standards do not allow creators to prove their authorship on their creations or to secure and monetize their copyright through their NFT. They also do not prevent acts of counterfeiting. This created division and friction within the creative universe
- The impossibility to identify and reward fervent contributors. We all knows that in shared free Library that we can find in cities, people who take books are not always people who let those books. This is exactly the same for Creative common regarding intellectually property asset.
- Free licenses allow you to share rights without being able to monetize them
Solution : We have developed a new secure and legal standard in over 177 countries around the world.
This standard allows four things:
Provides creators with a certificate of prior art on their creation so that no one other than themselves can claim authorship of their creation
Allows creators to secure and monetize their copyright
Identity and reward fervent contributor to Tokenart Ecosystem
Provides the Tokenart community with a tool for surveillance and enforcement within the NFT market in the copyright sector.
How do we allow creators to secure and monetize their creations?
The simple fact of tokenizing a creation through our standard offers the creator a legal proof of paternity of his work opposable in front of a court of justice. Our standard then allows the creator to choose which copyright he chooses to offer through his NFT.
What are the copyrights that a creator can monetize?
Tokenart is developing three types of NFT:
1. The certified standard NFT
A creator can sell a standard digital NFT with the additional assurance for his buyers that he is the original author. This aims to avoid false NFTs. Moreover, this standard NFT License allow the buyer to use for personal purpose the artwork identified by the NFT.
2. The intellectual property NFT
A creator will be able to sell an intellectual property NFT with the assurance for his buyers that they will have the ownership of the intellectual rights thanks to the NFT. For example, a creator of an art NFT can therefore tokenize the commercial use of his Art inside of the NFT. By purchasing the NFT, the buyer will be able to sell T-shirts or paintings including the Art of the NFT
3. The physical NFT
A creator will be able to sell a physical NFT with the assurance for its buyers that they will receive the physical object if the NFT is purchased. For example, an artist can therefore tokenize a physical painting and sell it on any crypto platform.
More info on the Tokenart Licenses page
What is a NFT ?
A non-fungible token (NFT as the abbreviation) is a specific type of crypto token that represents ownership of something unique.
Non-fungible tokens are not interchangeable or duplicable and are immutable. During any interaction or transaction, they remain individually identifiable and recognizable. The Tokenart service allows you to legally bind your physical work to an NFT.
Source : Swiss authentis.
How to authenticate my artwork with NFT ?
An NFT being unique and providing immutable proof, it makes it possible to identify and authenticate a work of art directly in the blockchain so as to leave a trace as solid and lasting as the blockchain is.
How to automate the royalties on a work of art?
When creating your NFT you will only have to choose the option allowing you to automate an annuity on all future sales of your work. Thus, if you choose a royalty of around 10%, this amount will be automatically paid to you for each of the transfers made via your NFT.
How to sell my artwork on plateforme ?
Once your physical work of art is linked to your NFT, you can put it on sale directly on platforms accepting NFTs and allowing direct online purchases.