AV-8B Driver wrote:3D printing services are the new Napster and they are under the spotlight. There is a agreement you sign when you join that states that no copyrighted or IP property cannot be uploaded or sold without licensing rights or permission, and when you see a possible violation, you have to report it.
Taylor Swift Threatened Shapeways after busts of her were being sold with her name.
20th Century Fox got Shape ways too. Someone uploaded some kind of item from a movie and within 18 hours, 20th Century Fox ordered Shapeways to take it off. Each time the file was downloaded a federal crime was committed for those that sold it.
It is not worth it....Sell only GP items unless you can obtain Merchandising rights. That's why there is no General Dynamics GAU-12 Equalizer on the Merit Harrier II.
Dear AV-8B Driver,
I am afraid that you have an illusionary picture of what 3D printing actually is and that you are quite misinformed on how Shapeways works.
Nobody downloads files or copyrighted material from Shapeways
As long as a 3D CAD designer creates a 3 dimensional digital model and upload it on a library such as Shapeways, he/she has the right to "rent" it on Shapeways lab and sell it. It is a place for digital artists to print their creations and let other people buy it.
Anyuta 3D printed scale models
founded back on 2012 and originally operated solely on digital projects for use in industrial construction, later expanded into the scale modeling hobby too by designing & manufacturing complete scale models, after market kits and accessories for the modeller who seeks something different. Nowdays, “Anyuta 3D” apart from it’s own retail scale modeling related products, also creates complete 3D printed model kits or partial 3D digital designs on behalf of international scale model companies or custom work for individual customers such as museums & collectors. "Anyuta 3D" already designs CAD projects as a commision work for international scale model companies, in order to be mass produced as an injection molded kit, available for sale into your local hobby shop.
As for the "General Dynamics VS Merit
" issue for the AV-8 Harrier II GAU-12 Equalizer, please allow me to strongly doubt. If so, all the hobbyshops Worldwide should be declared as illegall because they sell scale models of actual aircrafts built by General Dynamics. By same way, all scale modelers and hobbyists Worldwide, should be arrested and convicted... for buying plastic toy airplanes and have fun to build them without take permission from General Dynamics first.