When you buy a CryptoKitty, you are purchasing the non-fungible token (NFT) that the cat lives on. Ownership is absolute and immutable; no one can ever take it away.
In addition, you also get the art associated with your Kitty.
So what can I do with my Kitty’s art?
CryptoKitties uses the NFT License to define what you can do with your CryptoKitties and the related art. You can:
- Use the art for your own personal, non-commercial use;
- Use the art when you’re on a marketplace that allows the purchase and sale of your NFT, so long as the marketplace cryptographically verifies that you are the owner;
- Use the art when you’re on a third-party website or app that allows the inclusion, involvement, or participation of your NFT, so long as the website or app cryptographically verifies that you are the owner, and the art doesn’t stay on the website or app after you’ve left; and
- Use the art to commercialize your own merchandise, provided that you aren’t earning more than $100,000 in revenue each year from doing so.
Want to print a coffee mug sporting your favorite Kitty? Awesome!
Want to get your CryptoKitty tattooed onto your body? You can (and people have)!
Want to create a third-party experience leveraging CryptoKitty art? You can, provided you verify that the players own the associated cats.
So what can’t I do with my Kitty’s art?
There are a few things you can’t do. They include:
- Modifying the art;
- Using the art to market or sell third-party products;
- Using the art in connection with images of hatred, violence, or other inappropriate behavior; or
- Trying to trademark your art, or otherwise acquire intellectual property rights in it.
- What’s different about owning a CryptoKitty versus owning physical art or a traditional collectible?
Like a Magic the Gathering card, a baseball card, or even a Monet painting, if you own a CryptoKitty, you own it fully. You can sell, trade, or give it away, in any marketplace, as you see fit.
But, if you own a Sammy Sosa card, a Black Lotus in Magic, or Monet’s Poppies painting, you can’t start creating prints of the art, or its likeness. You aren’t granted any rights to the associated images.
However, with a CryptoKitty, there are personal-use rights associated with the art and commercial rights up to $100,000 per year. Any third-party developer can use CryptoKitty art in their project provided they verify ownership of the associated token.
A CryptoKitty is much, much more than a piece of art
There’s a lot you can do with your Kitty beyond plastering its art on all your worldly possessions. There’s also a universe of games and experiences you can bring your Kitty into, with more coming out every day.
We created the KittyVerse to support and accelerate the development of those experiences.
- KittyRace: Pit your Kitty against its peers to see who’s got the quickest cat
- KittyHats: Further customize your Kitty with a broad selection of outfits and accessories
- KittyBattles: Enter your Kitty in the ring for (perfectly safe, non-injurious) pillow combat against other cats
A CryptoKitty is a ticket to an ever-expanding amusement park. Once you have one, you can take any ride you want.
Get a Kitty, take the ride
Now that you know what you can do with your Kitty's art, go out there and create a furrever friend you can proudly wear on your shirt!
- If you want to print your Kitty on a t-shirt or mug, why not check out CryptoGoods Swag?
- How about turning your Kitties into coins and trading them like playing cards?
- Or create a poster of your Kitty with beautiful visual representations of their genes.
Of course, to do any of that you need a CryptoKitty. And if you don’t have one, there’s only one place to begin.