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Not sure how I feel about this. Selling other people's designs on Kickstarter?

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Hey guys,

So in my browsing of kickstarted on 3D printing and 3D printers, I came across this project. As I scrolled through it some of the pledge rewards looked familiar...

@IRobertI is he selling your Labyrinth Gift Box, found here https://www.youmagine.com/designs/labyrinth-gift-box, for $8?

I'm not sure if this is ok, but if it was my model and some else was selling it, I'd at least want credit.

Here is the project on Kickstarter:

 

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Judging by the name he's using a derivative someone made which I believe they posted without the non-commercial licence on it.

Yeah, it's a pretty shitty thing to do IMHO. I've had several people contact me about my designs, asking if they can sell them and give me a cut and that's entirely different (I've made a whopping 10 bucks on that lol). But just taking stuff from people and not even give credit, that's just low.

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That's what I thought, And is really the main reason why I don't put up my files for download. Sure, I'll put them up so people can see them, and hopefully get inspired to make their own version. We all put a lot of time into these models.

Ya. Something that I noticed is that he used images straight off of the websites too, Youmagine and Thingiverse.

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$127 pledged of $8,200 goal, still a long way to go :)

Anyway, selling others their design is pretty low indeed. Though, I like his cause a lot. (I hope it's true) :

My goal is to try and make medical parts for disabled animals.

I have a few animal shelters around my area and they put down disabled animal with in a few weeks if they are not adopted.

My idea is to make the missing parts for the animals at my shelters so they are more likey to be adopted by a loving family.All my extra money after I make the rewards will be going to the shelters around my area to help take care of the animals whether it be spay or neuter spay/neuter or even to buy extra food/toys for the animals.

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Yes, his cause is a good one, but the thing that makes me uneasy about that is he doesn't really show how the money will help him fulfill this cause. Is it for printers to print the pieces on, for personal education to learn more about animal anatomy and how to print/design better items for them or is it to help pay for material?

There's just too much left out for me.

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Yes, his cause is a good one, but the thing that makes me uneasy about that is he doesn't really show how the money will help him fulfill this cause. Is it for printers to print the pieces on, for personal education to learn more about animal anatomy and how to print/design better items for them or is it to help pay for material?

There's just too much left out for me.

 

I was thinking the same thing, that's way I added "I hope it's true" ;)

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