Why 3D-printing giant MakerBot is super mad at this Philly startup

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From Technical.ly Philly

By Juliana Reyes / REPORTER

Louise Driggers was not pleased when she found out that an eBay shop was selling, among other things, a 3D-printed dragon based off her design — a design she had posted on Thingiverse, free for anyone to use, so long as they didn’t commercialize it.

So Driggers, a Richmond, Texas-based artist who goes by Loubie on Thingiverse, posted a 3D-printed sad face on the platform to express her displeasure, TechCrunch reported. Then, the comments poured in. (Seven hundred and counting.) Blogs and news outlets caught on. MakerBot, which owns Thingiverse, posted a response yesterday.

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