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Before You Submit: Adhering to University Policy

Content of all submissions must conform to the University 3D Printing and Copyright Policy.



Penn State’s Maker Commons may only be used for lawful purposes.  Penn State will not print models that are prohibited by any law or regulation. To ensure the safety and compliance with University Policy SY12, Penn State will not print any object that may function as a weapon or part of a weapon.  Moreover, Penn State will not print any object that is unsafe, harmful, dangerous, poses a threat to the well-being of others, or is otherwise contrary to the University’s Student Code of Conduct. Penn State will not print prosthetics. Penn State will not print models that infringe on intellectual property rights of others, including objects that are copyrighted, patented, or trademarked.  Accordingly, Makers Commons staff may ask you to provide proof that the work to be printed is:  your creation; within the public domain; part of your University research or coursework; and does not conflict with any University policy or the restrictions stated above.


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.