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Earlier we wrote a story on LayerTrove, a new Scotland-based startup that happens to be selling unlicensed 3D content. But how often does this occur? It turns out to be astonishingly frequent.
LayerTrove is a Scotland-based 3D model store who have just launched a 3D models series that may bring them troubles in the future.
Creative Commons recently held a workshop to identify ways to move forward in providing better ways to license 3D content.
While an open source business approach is desired by many, there are certain existential threats that may result.
Designers and artists have increased concerns since a rogue entrepreneur began reselling designs from Thingiverse, but MyMiniFactory has a partial solution.
Another MakePrintable story? Yes, because they’ve developed a feature that could shake things up in the intellectual property space.
One of the things that bugs us a lot is the way many museums consider the intellectual property of their works.
While it’s now become easy for many to create 3D designs and produce 3D prints, few are aware of ways to properly license them. A new paper explains how.
A piece in WIRED suggests society had better fear future rampant copying of objects through the use of 3D printing. We disagree. Strongly.
Startup Fabulonia has a new concept that could provide significant protection to designers fearful of losing control of their works. As we understand it, Fabulonia will operate as a repository of 3D models submitted by (hopefully famous and notable) 3D designers. Consumers will be able to search, select and purchase a “print” from the… Continue reading Fabulonia to Protect 3D Designs
This was totally inevitable. Earlier this week a new object posted to Thingiverse was widely discussed. It was a great object – apparently able to visually simulate an impossible object: The Penrose Triangle, except in reality. And the design succeeds, at least when viewed from the correct angle. But then the fun started. Ulrich… Continue reading 3D World Gets DMCA’d
A piece by i.Materialise got us thinking about object copy protection. In their post, Joris Peels tells the tale of how a Thingiverse user posted a set of game pieces suitable for printing. The catch was that these pieces were, for all intents, a replacement set for the popular Settlers of Catan board game! It’s… Continue reading Copy Protecting Objects?