Offshore 3D Printed Gun Blueprint Protector Kim Dotcom Reportedly Deleting Files

Posted: May 12, 2013 in Government, GT, Guns

3D printed guns are reportedly even too scary for the
infamous free-information hacker, Kim Dotcom. After
the U.S. State Department demanded that the
designer of the world’s first fully printable gun remove
the files from his network, New Zealand-based
Dotcom committed to keeping them safely online in his offshore legal safehaven. According to New Zealand’s Newstalk ZB website,
“The plans were available on Dotcom’s Mega website,
but the New Zealand-based entrepreneur asked his
staff to delete the public files. Dotcom says he thinks
they are a serious threat to security of the
community.” We have reached out to Dotcom and will update
readers with more information as we receive it. Last week, Texas law school graduate Cody Wilson
made global headlines for freely distributing digital
blueprints for manufacturing a lethal weapon with a 3D
printer. In a mere week, Senator Chuck Schumer
called for immediate regulation and the blueprints
themselves had been downloaded over 100,000 times. Because of Dotcom’s commitment to guarding them
against U.S. interference, it was questionable whether
any government entity could prevent them from being
distributed. Dotcom is an entrepreneur and hacker,
who became famous for a massive police raid of his
Megaupload site that housed pirated entertainment content. He seemed like a natural ally in the fight for
radical open information. Now that even he’s abandoned 3D weapons, perhaps
there is some information that the Internet and
government can collaboratively reject.

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