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In the current paradigm NFT royalties are ultimately opt-in. Many marketplaces have recently moved to make these payments explicitly optional or cut out altogether. OpenSea recently announced that it had created a new royalty enforcement tool that can “restricts NFT sales to marketplaces that enforce creator fees” The company said it would take until December 8th, 2022 to decide its final stance on royalties. The Royalty Registry has been created to help NFT marketplaces get onto the same on-chain royalty standard.