Barred from giving them away, Cody Wilson is selling 3D gun plans (VIDEO)
By Chris Eger
After a federal court extended an order barring crypto- and free-market anarchist Cody Wilson from giving away plans to make firearms with a 3D printer, he launched a “pay anything” plan to distribute gun blueprints via mail.
Wilson unveiled “Operation Integral Accident” during a press conference Tuesday in Austin that will allow visitors to his website to buy the plans after setting their own price. “I’m happy now to become the iTunes of downloadable guns if I can’t be the Napster,” he said.
The initiative is a nod toward Radiohead, which released an album using a similar construct in 2007. The English rock band allowed fans to buy a digital copy of the album “In Rainbow” by essentially setting their own price.
As for the process, visitors can download any of the 10 digital plans optimized for 3D printing technology in either SLDPRT or STP format. The default price populates as $10, but users can adjust it to as low as zero. The plans are uploaded to a flash drive and mailed at a flat $7 shipping rate. Buyers have to click a box to certify that they are a U.S. citizen and agree to terms and conditions.
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