There seems to be an influx of people minting NFTs that clearly violate the rules of the platform.
clearly violates copyright rules
This is a bad look for the platform since it poses a risk for buyers. NFTs not minted by original artists will be nearly worthless after purchase while the seller gets away with the paid sum.
This doesn’t seem to happen in every case, but would the real copyright owner show up and release NFTs the copies would become worthless.
Method of Solution
I propose locking up the funds of not verified artist in an escrow contract until certain conditions have passed (as described below).
If the condition has successfully passed the artist can withdraw the funds from the Escrow contract.
If the condition has failed to pass the funds will not be released and instead can be withdrawn from the buyer. I would impose a penalty of 5% of the original price to punish fake buyers and also reimburse those who have voted on conditions (should conditions be a vote agreement).
Lock the funds of new artists in a escrow contact until X amount of Days have passed.
Lock the funds of new artists in a escrow contract until X amount of verified Creators have vouched for this artist.
Incentive has to be given here for verified Creators.
Lock the funds of new artists in a escrow contract until enough rari holders have signed a message(similar to snapshot voting) confirming the artist is original.
Snapshot voting would need to be incentivized.
This is just what I could think of on top of my head in terms of solutions, but I think the Problem I address is quite important and should be dealt with sooner rather than later.
The open question that remains for me is whether the NFT should also be held in an escrow contract, but I think that would hinder the sale and trade on the platform. Since the NFTs will be nearly worthless anyway I think it should be enough to Blacklist them from sale or display on the RARI platform. (I have no idea how this works technically, I have a feeling this could be quite complicated computing intensive to implement.)