Digital content is the spark that sets online platforms alight. But for too long, platforms have failed to reward their fire starters. Instead of creators reaping rewards and recognition when they create rare content, it’s commodified by platforms without their consent.
Blockchain technology allows us to expand the opportunities for interaction in ways we can’t yet imagine. NFTs represent access to an entirely new world of creation. As we approach the future together, we are dedicated to transparency and building alongside creators.
Creators are encoding the value of their content using unique digital tokens (NFTs), creating permanent digital records of ownership and worth. Communities are building more democratic systems to collaborate on and amplify content. New platforms are emerging to be a home for these innovative experiments.
This is why we built Voice.
Voice Creators will be empowered to catalyze movements and shape metaverses. Our mission has been and always will be to champion creators. And giving them a seat at the table is how we will create—together.
- Free to mint (no gas fees)
- Clean (carbon neutral)
- Authentic (identity verified)
- Resilient (unbreakable ownership)
Welcome to Voice. We can’t wait to see what you create.
II. Content Guidelines
- respect other people
- respect intellectual property
- respect all applicable laws.
A. Respect Other People
To contribute to a safe and respectful community environment, please don’t share any of the following on Voice:
Language or acts intended to harass, threaten, or express hatred toward any person or group are not allowed, including:
- Making direct or indirect threats toward others, inciting violence, doxxing, or stalking
- Bullying, using slurs, or otherwise disparaging others (constructive critique is okay, insulting or mocking isn’t).
- Imagery or symbols that represent hatred for any person or group of people (for example, swastikas).
- Anything that jeopardizes the safety or consent of others (for example, your content should not contain anyone else’s personal information, such as their phone number, home address, or financial information. You also shouldn’t use someone else’s likeness or image unless you’ve explicitly obtained their consent to do so).
2. Explicit content
While artistic expression is protected on Voice, this is not the place to share content that is sexual in nature, rather than artistic. Please do not mint or promote pornography, exchange suggestive photos, or attempt to sell any form of sexual services. Explicit content that visually depicts sexual acts should not be shared on Voice.
3. Violent and gory imagery
Imagery that realistically depicts people or animals being hurt or killed, content that glorifies violent acts, and realistic depictions or promotion of self-harm or suicide should not be shared on Voice.
4. “Not safe for work” (NSFW) content
Some types of NSFW content, like nudity or potentially offensive humor, may be distressing for others, or legally restricted in certain regions. If content is flagged by the Voice community as distressing, or is illegal in a particular region, it may be tagged as NSFW, restricted to only some spaces or regions, made inaccessible, or permanently removed. These Content Guidelines and our actions to moderate NSFW content will be shaped by our legal obligations and the Voice community’s feedback. Creative expression and journalistic intent will be protected.
B. Respect Intellectual Property
We respect each Creator’s rights to their work, including any copyrights, trademarks, and patents they own.
- All digital content you create and share on Voice must be your original work. Otherwise, you must have a valid legal justification for using elements of someone else’s work, such as a license to use it.
- If you have any questions about your use of someone else’s work, it’s safest not to use it, and stick to sharing original content.
- Learn more in our Copyright Policy.
- If you have access to Voice’s Co-Creator Feature, which is being rolled out to our community over time, you’ll have the option to add co-creators to an NFT when you mint it. Co-creators added to an NFT will automatically co-own the NFT and receive the creator share of appreciation earned from its secondary sales.
- If multiple creators collaborated to create the content you’re minting, you should list all of them as your co-creators. You should not list anyone as a co-creator on your NFT if they didn’t actually contribute to the work.
C. Respect Applicable Laws
Please be sure to follow all local laws and any other restrictions or regulations that might apply to you when you’re creating content on Voice.
- advertise, represent, or otherwise promote illegal or legally restricted activities, goods, or services, including (but not limited to): criminal activities of any kind, illegal images (including child sexual abuse images), weapons or instructions on making them, drugs and controlled substances, sexual services (including prostitution and sex trafficking), gambling, and fraudulent financial ventures or activities of any kind (including fake or counterfeit goods, and promoting multi-level marketing schemes or penny auctions).
- be used to exchange any other goods or services besides accepted formats of digital creations.
- be used to conduct illegal transfers, or commit other illegal activities. Content exchanges on Voice may not be used to launder money, or conceal or transfer funds relating to criminal activity.
- Learn more about prohibited activities on Voice in our Terms of Service.
Due to applicable laws and restrictions, some types of content may not be accessible in every region where Voice operates.
III. Reporting Content
If you encounter an NFT that violates one of these content guidelines, you can report it using the “Report” button on the page featuring that NFT to email details to the Voice team. We will review your report as soon as possible and take appropriate action if the content violates one of our guidelines.
If you encounter an NFT or other content on Voice that infringes upon a copyright you own, please follow the steps detailed in our Copyright Policy to report it to Voice.
If you encounter anything else you think shouldn’t be on Voice (like an inappropriate profile photo or username), send us an email to [email protected], and share a link to the content and details of why you think it shouldn’t be on Voice.
IV. Consequences and Appeals
1. What happens if my content violates one of these guidelines?
- Content may be made inaccessible or removed, temporarily or permanently.
- Under our Copyright Policy, we remove creations and content in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) when properly notified that the content infringes a third party’s copyright.
- Content that violates other guidelines, or otherwise risks our community’s safety, may be tagged, made inaccessible, or removed.
- You’ll receive direct notice about the actions taken on your content, including a link to the previously hosted content and details of why the action was taken.
- Your access to the Voice platform may be suspended.
- If you violate these Content Guidelines, or any other Voice policy, your status as a community member will be reviewed. Depending on the violation and its negative impact on our community, your Voice account may be indefinitely suspended or permanently removed.
- Multiple instances of intellectual property infringement will result in the permanent suspension of your Voice account.
- If you’ve committed an illegal act, there may be additional consequences.
- If you violate a law that applies to you on Voice, legal action against you may follow.
- We may have an obligation to report certain illegal activities committed on the Voice platform to authorities, and we reserve the right to do so.
2. Can I appeal a decision to remove my content?
- In the case of your content being removed due to a DMCA violation, you may file a Counter Notice. Learn more in our Copyright Policy.
- For other guidelines violations, you can appeal the decision by sending an email to [email protected]. Please be sure to include the link to where your creation or content was previously hosted, and a description of why you believe the content should not have been removed. You may appeal once, and appeal decisions are final.