In what Cody Wilson describes as a national plan of action, the Defense Distributed founder and self-described crypto-anarchist claimed in a press conference today that the judge’s order preventing him from uploading his 3D files only prevents their free distribution. In order to get around that restriction and remain in compliance with the judge’s order, he’ll now be selling the files, either electronically (on DD thumb drives) or in printed form.
That presumably means he won’t be shipping them outside the US, which means he won’t run afoul of any potential claimed ITAR-type implications by the attorneys general who are suing him.
The files are now available for sale at his website, defcad.com.
He noted that his e-commerce distribution platform, which he calls Operation Integral Accident, will allow buyers to name their own price for the files. He said that the only thing that the judge’s order has restricted is the right to speak and disseminate information freely.
The files the judge’s order purports to block have, of course, been widely available for almost six years now. They’re also freely available for download here.
Wilson vowed to continue fighting the Washington State judge’s order in the Ninth Circuit. He’s made an appeal for supporters to help fund those efforts and contributions can be made here.