Yes! Our legal team ensures that all CryptoMasterpieces are either officially published by their original artist OR derived from works in the public domain. Any work in the public domain belongs to the public as a whole, and therefore is not subject to copyright.
For example, Da Vinci's Mona Lisa is in the public domain because it never had a copyright in the first place. In most countries, a copyright is valid for 70 years after the death of the artist. That's why you see mousepads with Van Gogh's The Starry Night and posters of Mona Lisa sold across the Internet.
Likewise, exact photographic reproductions of public domain images cannot be protected by copyright because the copies lack originality. Even though accurate reproductions might require a great deal of skill, experience and effort, the key element to determine whether a work is copyrightable is originality. This was determined in the landmark Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp. case.
You are collecting digital one-of-a-kind collectibles called CryptoMasterpieces that are derivatives of either public domain or officially sanctioned artworks. As we continue to expand the platform, we will introduce a fractional ownership ledger that will track ownership of physical artworks. You can read more about our vision for fractional ownership in our whitepaper.