student editions of mayor CAD-Programs - Licence problems
As I read the Tutorials about Solidworks and how to export to .stl files, I missed any hint regarding the Licence of those Student editions.
If anyone would read the Licence of those educational editions, he could find a paragraph which clearly forbids any commercial use of the Program and its models.
This would make any of those models sold in a shop illegal.
So I would like to see a note on the tutorials page which hints at those legal issues.
Well, thats for Maya, but I know from Pro-E that there is no message at all, only buried somewhere in the Licence file.
I am not a lawyer so do not ask me if shapeways can be held liable by accepting illegal models and selling them. But I thought it better to tell it before someone can get in trouble with it.
I dont really see the point to be honest because on the autodesk student software, every time you save your work you get the message: "The file being saved was created by a Student Version of Maya intended for personal learning only. If you save this file this message will always appear whenever the file is opened".
This should make it pretty clear to you that the student software is not for commercial use. In my opinion this doesnt have much to do with shapeways at all.
I think the easiest would be to make a tutorial about this or change some of them to show the problem. With a Sentence like "remember that you are not allowed to sell Models created with ..." or something like that.