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3D Printing Piracy

3D printing is quickly growing into a ubiquitous technology that will be in many homes in the future. But just as the internet brought instant communication, it also brought its share of negative and illegal practices (3D printing…

Creative Common Watermarks

With the recent discovery that a ebay account was pirating files from Thingiverse and selling them without attribution, I realized that some of my own files were vulnerable. One suggestion is to put watermarks into your files. This .stl…

Who’s 3D model is it?

Why we need creative commons attribution A recent controversy has erupted in the 3D printing world. Thingiverse member Louise Driggers posted a 3D model of a sad face, along with an article about a bad business practice happening online.…