Just 3D Fib

Just over a year ago I wrote an article about some charming gentlemen with an interesting view of how copyright and licensing work. Well those self same gentlemen have got in touch with me as they’ve apparently been taking people to court and they seem to have the same creative view of how courts and the law works as they do on how copyright works. Here’s what they have to say for themselves: “Dear Sir or Madam, Last year you covered a controversy my firm was involved in- http://www.anonymong.org/2016/02/19/creative-commons-abuse-3d/ I am writing to you today because in Philadelphia Municipal Court … Continue reading

Wenlocks ever watchful eye

The London Olympics may be long gone, but the legislation lingers on. Now many of would thing that a word that was invented in ancient Greece might not be subject to copyright, but we’d be wrong. It turns out that as far as the Olympic committee is concerned no one can refer to Olympic Games with out their permission. Now you might thing that only starting in the lat 1800’s that the modern Olympics might be coming a bit late to the party to claim ownership of a tradition millennia old, but it seems they view things differently. Not only … Continue reading

Creative commons abuse 3D

First off I will declare an interest the 3D modeller involved in this incident is an old friend of mine, so I won’t claim to be at all impartial. Now that that’s out-of-the-way I want to talk about the self entitled, ill-informed, delusional attitude of Ryan D. Simms of Just3Dtheft. The world of 3D printing is a new and burgeoning field and creating new and tested models that print reliably takes a huge amount of effort, so that the people who create such models release some of them for people to learn from and print for personal use is a … Continue reading