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.
The days of creators being exploited by platforms are coming to an end: a creation revolution has begun. 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.
The status quo won’t work anymore.
Voice Creators will be empowered to catalyze movements and shape metaverses. This is social as it should be, where the value of creative content is shared with those who support it.
- Free to mint (no gas fees)
- Clean (low emissions)
- 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, 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
Explicit content that visually depicts sexual acts shouldn’t be shared on Voice.
3. Violent and gory imagery
Imagery or other content that realistically depicts people or animals being hurt or killed; content that glorifies violent acts; and realistic depictions or promotion of suicide or self-harm shouldn’t 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. NSFW content may be removed, made inaccessible, restricted to only some spaces or regions, or tagged as NSFW at our discretion. Artistic expression and journalistic intent will be considered.
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 Notice.
- When you mint an NFT, you’ll have the option to add co-Creators, who co-own the content. If multiple creators own the copyright to the content you’re minting—for example, if you collaborated on the linked artwork—you must list all of them as your co-Creators.
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 the use of 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.