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Pretty sure that any market this item has would belong to J.K. Rowling and uploading the STL to sell it would violate copyright. It's one thing to make your own for personal use, I think this would fall under fair use, but selling it clearly wouldn't.
#1 fracai on 2010-07-16 10:52 (Reply)
Thanks Fracai,

I did not know it was a Harry Potter based design, I guess that does change the whole "designed and 3D printed something for themselves that deeply resonates with someone on the other side of the globe who is willing to pay for it." to a totally different kind of interaction.

And the second and third points may also be rendered therefore void, but the final point, where a twitter interaction may bring attention to your design (even if it is not actually your design) still holds true.
#1.1 Duann on 2010-07-16 11:30 (Reply)
Aside from that though... still a cool exchange. :-)

And I've seen plenty of others making, and selling, their own pendants. Not that that makes it right, but it does happen. It still speaks to the creativeness (thinking to design and print something, even if it's based on another's copyright) and emotional impact ("I want it, I want it").

It also speaks to the need for a way to authorize, or deny, this type of design work.
#1.1.1 fracai on 2010-07-16 19:48 (Reply)
That is exactly what I miss in the Share- and new DIY-community: Ethical awareness of other people's hard work - vulgo Copyright.
"Because the original is so expensive DIY and sell it at %your shop%" is nothing but CopyIY!
#2 ambiguX on 2010-07-16 18:51 (Reply)

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