LulzBot Helps OtterBox Expand Its uniVERSE with Open Source, 3D Printed Accessory Mounts

Founded in Colorado nearly 20 years ago, OtterBox is the number one supplier of smartphone cases in the US. The company makes frequent use of 3D printing technology for its cases, and…

Just3DPrint Loses Defamation Lawsuit Against 3DPrint.com, But IP Piracy in the 3D Printing Industry Remains

Beleaguered 3D printing startup Just3DPrint (Just Print It Inc.) lost its long shot defamation lawsuit against 3DPrint.com parent company 3DR Holdings this month, the last of three legal battles that…

Michael Weinberg Leads Us Through 3 Steps for Licensing 3D Printed Things

As more and more people become involved in 3D printing, more and more awesome stuff is being created. The question that naturally arises after any particularly amazing print, or after a…

Licensing with Open Source and Creative Commons: Not as Simple as it Seems

The culture of sharing is deeply embedded in the 3D printing community. This doesn’t mean that it is universal, but rather that it is more of a choice not to…

MakerBot Releases Guide to Proper Attribution for Creators on Thingiverse, and We All Should Read It

In the wake of eBay-gate it seems a community-wide discussion about creators’ rights, licensing and attribution has been started, and believe it or not MakerBot of all participants seems to be…

Turn That Frown Upside Down: Thingiverse Users Win Against Shady eBay Seller

Remember that eBay seller that was bulk downloading Thingiverse 3D models and images and selling them in their store in violation of many of the designers’ creative commons licences? Well…

MyMiniFactory Introduces Auto-Labelling to Prevent Unattributed Reselling

By now I’m sure most of you have heard about the kerfuffle over on Thingiverse when popular 3D artist Loubie discovered that a shady eBay store was offering one of…

MakerBot Responds to Shady eBay Store Selling Thingiverse Users’ 3D Models

In case you missed it, at the end of last week Thingiverse designer Loubie discovered that a store on eBay was selling 3D printed copies of one of her 3D…

Accidental Infringement: A Cautionary Tale of 3D Design & Intellectual Property

It’s not the first time this year a dress has caused controversy (and with Kim Kardashian probably on her way out of maternity wear, probably safe to say it won’t be…

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