Shapeways and Other User-Generated Content Sites Submit Latest Round of Input to US Copyright Office

Time for everyone’s favorite topic – intellectual property law! It’s a big part of the creation of a smoothly functioning 3D printing economy, especially with the rise of sites that rely…

From the Drama, a Suspension: Kickstarter Pulls the Plug on NexD1 3D Printer Campaign

We were excited about the NexD1 3D printer from Germany-based Next Dynamics, and we weren’t alone. The 3D printer seemed versatile, multi-functional, and even promised the capability to 3D print…

Kickstarter Drama: Supporters of NexD1 3D Printer Withdrawing Pledges After Company Evasiveness, Allegations of Copyright Infringement

Last month, German startup Next Dynamics introduced an exciting-sounding new printer: the NexD1, a multi-color, multi-material 3D printer capable of printing electronics with a conductive resin. The Kickstarter campaign has been…

D3CRYPT3D Software Aims to Provide Security For 3D Assets and Intellectual Property

One of the biggest hinderances lingering throughout the 3D printing community is the lack of security for intellectual property of 3D models. The glaring issue has plagued users of 3D…

Skateboarding Video Causes IP Controversy Between 3D Designer and SD3D

Perhaps the most glaring issue within the 3D printing community, intellectual property (IP) infringement has plagued 3D designers—and inventors in general—for quite some time now. This dilemma was fully actualized…

3D Printing Rights, Risks & Responsibilities: University of Melbourne Researchers Want You to Understand Them!

Most of us are well aware—and do our best to accept—that the party has to end sometime. As 3D printing blew into the industrial, designing, and engineering realms like a locomotive,…


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