No, you can’t just “Right click, Save As” an NFT
Well, maybe you can, but not really
You’ll just be enjoying a JPEG copy if you right click and save an NFT, compared to an authentic piece of artwork.. for most of the NFT marketplace that is. There’s definitely some ‘unique’ pieces that we’ll leave you to decide on whether they count as art or not.
Copping a free NFT
‘I don’t care if it’s the original, if I just save a picture of an NFT, it’ll still count as an NFT, right?’ Sorry to break the news, but no, it won’t. You’ll just be creating, as we shared, a JPEG copy of an NFT. You just got duplicated pixels, bro.
NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token, which describes an asset with unique value, and is not equal to any other asset no matter what the perceived similarity is, so unless an original NFT is listed for free, which most aren’t, unfortunately you won’t be able to get ahold of a free NFT.
What makes it an NFT then?
An NFT is only a non-fungible token when you purchase the original and authentic version. The NFT you purchase is essentially a token containing verifiable data, hosted on blockchain networks, which authenticates your piece.
The verifiable nature of an NFT is what makes it what it is, and therefore, is why your copy is just an image copy, and not an NFT. All NFT’s are verifiable through that blockchain network we said about, so that’s the only way to show off to your friends how cool you really are with your actual NFT to their whack copies.
Remember, NFT’s are the same as most things and are copyrighted by nature of creation and hold ownership from the creator, which is typically transferred to the buyer of said NFT as well, so saving them and using them will probably fall under breaking some form of copyright law so be careful saving copies of them and using them around.
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