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American Censorship Day


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Well... What Goes Around Comes Around...

If Shapeways is skimming a shop owner's sales & markups that could lead to a nasty shutdown.

Stop abusing designers copyrights/sales/markup under the pretense of BETA site!
#1 Anonymous on 2011-11-16 19:31 (Reply)
Hey Anonymous,

we are not "pretending" to be BETA anymore, it has been removed.

Also we are not skimming shop owners. Why would we? It is much easier to raise prices if we want to make more money. We want everybody to be successful on Shapeways, since your success is our success.

We can provide clearer information on markup earned, markup payed and open/future payments and we will. We have had quite a few questions on that and we will address those. There is a thread in the forum you are welcome to join on this: http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=7062&start=0

regards,
Pete - CEO Shapeways.
#1.1 Peter (Homepage) on 2011-11-16 21:11 (Reply)
Here is a live example how shapeways is skimming my markup:

goto : http://www.shapeways.com/gifts/

click on my "Dymaxion World Map" model , add it to your cart - you will see the cost to print as the price WITHOUT my markup !!

This is one example of TOO MANY "bugs" that profits shapeways on my expense from my copyrighted designs!

If this law will pass my lawyer could shut you down !
Enough is enough !!

The following link is the $1200 skimming of my PayPal earnings over 3 pay periods in 2010 - why would you do that to a designer/shop owner ??

- Bart made sure i got paid this owed sum and said over the phone "emm we seem to have a bug in our software"...

http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&&th=5616&goto=32646#msg_32646


How long will your employees keep messing with my sales & earnings???

Enough is enough !!

Do a search on forum to see TOO MANY "sales bugs" accruing in my account!!
#1.1.1 Dizingof (Homepage) on 2011-11-18 19:20 (Reply)
Instead of complaining, just pack your bags and go. There are other companies doing the same thing as Shapeways.
#1.1.1.1 Wrench on 2011-11-20 04:25 (Reply)
@anonymous - Have the guts to say what you want to say in the forums, not by putting up a sniping comment that has no facts to back its claim...

As for the actual Blog post - Yes, scary stuff indeed. And, in reality, it obviously doesn't just affect Americans, but it is American lawmakers who are trying to force their will on people's of the world.

Can they not see just how very bad this would be for the American economy that is already reeling?

Passing this law(s) is akin to hunting butterflys with a shotgun... yes, you will kill a few butterflys but you could also shoot yourself in the foot as you wave that thing around!
#2 Glenn Slingsby (Homepage) on 2011-11-16 19:54 (Reply)
I see you're living off shapeways.. nice... wait till it bites you.. when you start seeing your markup shaved.. sales skimmed.. under the pretense of site "bugs" ..

Do a search on the forum, its all there - no guts required
#2.1 Anonymous on 2011-11-16 21:05 (Reply)
The internet has immediate post and very slow removal. Something probably does need to be done.

I'm not happy with clumsy state control.

But still believe in "intellectual property" as a reasonable way reason to pay designers.

Shouldn't the designer earn more out of their ideas than websites?
#3 David on 2011-11-16 20:35 (Reply)
Let's be clear we do not endorse or condone copyright infringement. Period.

The problem is that in an open platform for sharing content there are 99.99% of good citizens and 0.01% who abuse it. The problem with these laws is that the 99.99% have to suffer because of the 0.01%.
#3.1 Robert on 2011-11-16 23:16 (Reply)
Oh, man. If this passes, the results will be apocalyptic. I want peoples property to be respected, but this bill is a mistake. Other than making lots of work for lawyers who contribute nothing to society, this will not have the intended effect. Maybe 10% of pirates might stop out of lack of convenience, but all the rest will shift their activities to lawless darknets and bounce through proxies. It will take about two weeks for them to figure it out. It will be untraceable and create a much bigger problem.

If the 90's were the Wild West of the internet, we are about to see our nearly stable utopia go all Mad Max, with lawyers suited up in the thunder dome.

Incidentally, it is exactly the sort of paranoid cowards who hide behind anonymity who caused this with their blatant theft and abuse of everyone else on the net. You should be ashamed of yourself, anonymous.
#4 Aaron Trocola on 2011-11-17 03:36 (Reply)
sorry to say..

i live in the netherlands.. so if i can upload and get my modell.

i don't care!!!!! bye, usa people nice knowing you, to bade usa sucks with law making :'( going to miss you all..

gr.
#5 janis on 2011-11-17 12:59 (Reply)

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