Hello Rarible governance,
As many of you are aware, there have been significant problems associated with hosting NSFW content on the Rarible website. These include legal issues, disagreements about where it should go on Rarible, and problems with artists who mint NSFW art becoming unable to mint SFW art. Even more importantly, sexual photos combined with the anonymity and decentralization of Crypto present significant ethical concerns, because it’s not possible to verify at scale whether nude photos are of someone 18+, and if they are, whether they consented to having them posted. Thus, by hosting NSFW content, Rarible may be unwittingly aiding and abetting child pornographers and/or sex traffickers by giving them a platform to share and profit from their evil deeds!
In order to protect the Rarible community, as well as the legal, financial, and moral interests of the Rarible team as well as all of us $RARI tokenholders, I would like to formally request that Rarible stop hosting publicly viewable NSFW content on the website Rarible.com.
Due to the nature of the blockchain, Rarible can continue to allow existing holders of NSFW NFTs to view them when logged into their account, and also continue to allow the tokenization/minting of NSFW content NFTs onto the Ethereum blockchain via the current method on Rarible.com. This would then allow community-run websites to create a platform for the selling/trading/viewing of these NSFW NFTs, without Rarible needing to host any NSFW content.
I believe that this solution is in the best interest of Rarible and the community overall, however I also expect that there will be opposition to this proposal from a small but vocal group of NSFW artists. Rarible governance, I ask that you please evaluate my proposal on the basis of what’s best for Rarible and the community overall, and when you listen to objections from any group weight their input equally in proportion to their prevalence within the overall Rarible community.
Thank you for considering my proposal, and I look forward to hearing your feedback and suggestions!
All the best,