What Does CC-BY Mean In The Context of 3D Printed Objects?

The philosophical problems of our age: How do you, in compliance with Creative Commons, attribute a 3D-printed item?

“For the original works that CC was primarily designed for, this attribution requirement was fairly straightforward…If you use a CC-licensed image in a blog post, put a credit below the image or at the end of the post. If you use a CC-licensed song as the soundtrack to your video, add the credit at the end. In most of the digital world, there is often plenty of space for attribution metadata. As is often the case, this relatively straightforward system gets a bit more complicated when it comes into the world of 3D printing. As long as we stay digital, adding attribution to a 3D file can be simple. Once that digital file becomes physical, attribution can get a lot harder.”

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