What tools are available to me on Sketchfab so my artwork is not used for training generative AI programs?
If you would like to identify your work as prohibited from use by generative AI programs, you can take one of two approaches:
- Tag your uploads individually by adding the "NoAI" tag in the Model Properties window. Adding this tag here will add the "NoAI" HTML meta tag to the upload. To add it instantly, just click the suggested lowercase "noai" tag that appears below the text box.
- Tag all past and future uploads with the "NoAI" meta tag by activating "NoAI" tagging in the Account section of your profile settings.
What is an HTML meta tag?
An HTML meta tag is text that is viewable in the code of a web page and can be read by search engines, web services, browsers, and human beings. Meta tags are how, for example, the title, description, and image of a web page are displayed as a preview when you share a link in a text message or social media.
How can I ensure my work on Sketchfab is not used by generative AI programs?
You can use the "NoAI" HTML meta tag, which is a signal that generative AI programs accessing your work can read and identify; once they have identified it, they can then "skip" the model to which it is attached.
I want to allow others to use my work but not for generative AI. How do I do that?
You can use the NoAI tag with two compatible Sketchfab licenses: the Standard License, for models that you are making available for free download or purchase, or the Editorial License for works that you are selling on the Sketchfab Store.
How does the NoAI tag interact with Creative Commons licensing?
"It is possible that CC-licensed material will appear on platforms that impose terms in addition to the copyright license (though Creative Commons strongly discourages restrictions that interfere with exercise of the licensed rights). These additional terms do not form part of the license for the work and may not be applicable to distributions of the work outside of the platform."
You will need to use the Standard License if you would like to distribute your model for free and ensure the NoAI tag continues to protect your work after it is downloaded.
What is Sketchfab's approach to AI-generated artwork?
Sketchfab does not prohibit uploads that have been created, in full or in part, with AI tools. The Sketchfab community has always been a group of experimenters, trying out new workflows and finding clever solutions to difficult 3D problems. While some in our community are not interested in using AI in their work or exploring models made with AI, others are dabbling here and there with AI, trying out new things to see what can be achieved and using Sketchfab as a robust way to host their 3D files.
What qualifies as a generative AI program?
Your models are not considered to be created using Generative AI Programs merely for use of features that solely operate on content (e.g., content-aware fill) or that don't introduce material Generative AI elements into your work (e.g., AI-based image upscaling).
What do I need to do if some of my downloadable assets were made with generative AI programs?
If you make your work available under a license that permits redistribution (including as part of a larger work), for example one of the Creative Commons licenses or the standard Sketchfab License Agreement, you need to tag any of your models that have been made with the use of generative AI programs as "CreatedWithAI".
Here's the easiest way to add the tag: select the lowercase "CreatedWithAI" tag from the list of suggested tags in your model properties pane:
Does Sketchfab or Epic Games have business deals allowing Sketchfab content to be used with generative AI programs?
Are Sketchfab or Epic Games using my work to develop generative AI programs?