3D-Printed Mickey Mouse Look-Alike Protests Against Copyright Rules [Pics]
Artist created a series of disguised 3D-printed versions of Disney’s Mickey Mouse, symbolizing his fight against 3D-scanning copyrights.
Artist Matthew Plummer-Fernandez is preemptively fighting the fight against possible 3D copyright laws. Although the technology is still relatively new, giving ordinary consumers the tools to 3D-print their own Yoda or Super Mario Bros. models will surely bring down the wrath of the corporations that created these characters at some point. For his project, Plummer-Fernandez chose to focus on one of the most famously copyright-protected mascots of our time: Mickey Mouse.
His sculptures, sekuMoi Mecy and Smooth Operator are both 3D-generated derivatives of the Disney character. The latter was created by using a mesh smoothing technique to blur the identity of the object even further. As for Plummer-Fernandez’s choice to target Disney, he says: