The Justice Department agrees to settle and allow data distribution in the lawsuit concerning distribution of 3D data of guns
by Sofia Sforza
In July 2018, the US Department of Justice tried in violation of export regulations to distribute gun parts that can be printed with a 3D printer as 3D model data on the net so that anyone can get it on the net We excluded the exceptions of the agreement that we agreed to the settlement condition to exclude the data from regulation subject.
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DOJ, SAF REACH SETTLEMENT IN DEFENSE DISTRIBUTED LAWSUIT - Second Amendment Foundation
DOJ settles lawsuit permitting publication of information on 3-D weapons
It was sued by Cody Mr. Wilson, a founder of the organization and Defense Distributed, a non-profit organization that aims to design and distribute data capable of 3D printable guns. It is a person who made an open source search engine "DEFCAD.com" that can search 3D printable models .
As a settlement condition, the Justice Department agreed to withdraw the order to cancel the distribution of 3D models of guns and other information for Defense Distributed, and make it publicly available. Mr. Wilson said he will pay the majority of the attorneys' fee. However, since automatic rifles exceeding 50 caliber (bullet diameter 12.7 mm) correspond to military weapons, they were not allowed to distribute 3D models as "exceptions".
The Second Amendment Foundation, which is a nonprofit organization that supports the rights of guns and was also responsible for supporting this case, is important that the government clearly acknowledged that semi-automatic rifles including M16 are not 'weapons of war' I insist that it is a point.
Wilson 's past activities can be seen in the following footage.
The Inevitable Death of Gun Control: Cody Wilson and the Future of Untraceable Homemade Firearms - YouTube