Highlights Of The Pirate Bay's 'Physibles' Section: The 3D-Printable Chris Dodd

from the internet-infamy dept

The other day it occurred to me to have a look at the Pirate Bay's 'Physibles' category for 3D printer plans, to see what's been added since it launched with a 3D pirate ship model earlier this year. Among the odds and ends (both useful and just-for-fun) like a whistle, a stylus for touch-screens and a Guy Fawkes mask, there is one particularly amusing item: a 3D-printable portrait of MPAA CEO Chris Dodd:


A crude little 3D printable portrait of a crude little man - Chris Dodd emblazoned with the 09F9 AACS encryption key.

Print it, and behold the visage of yesteryear.

Yay Physibles!

As many will recall, the AACS encryption key (used in decrypting HD DVDs and Blu-ray discs) was at the center of a controversy in 2007, when aggressive MPAA takedowns of the hexadecimal series sparked a massive Streisand Effect that plastered the key all over popular websites like Digg. While this was hardly the only time that Dodd and the MPAA have clashed with the Pirate Bay community, it has since been commonly used as a symbol of the unstoppable nature of information online.

So if you have a 3D printer and would like a constant reminder of "the visage of yesteryear", go ahead and extrude yourself one today. And if you're a former Senator who took over a major lobbying organization despite your promise not to become a lobbyist, go ahead and continue waging war with the internet community—they'll just keep finding creative ways to rub it in your face (or a 3D replica thereof).



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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 29th, 2012 @ 7:16am

    Would prefere a print of his crotch, just to kick it.I

     

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    Rekrul, Mar 29th, 2012 @ 7:24am

    Is the plastic used by 3D printers soft enough for it to be used as a dartboard?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 29th, 2012 @ 7:29am

    The world is a better place for it.

    How petty can they get?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 29th, 2012 @ 7:29am

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 29th, 2012 @ 7:30am

    Apparently when you type 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0 on TechDirt, it sends your message for review.

     

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    Ninja (profile), Mar 29th, 2012 @ 7:31am

    Holy smokes this could be one of the best jokes of the decade! I certainly laughed warmly.

    Quick, some1 print that and send a copy to Mr Dodd with a $58 billion copyright tab along with it where you can clearly read "The Pirate BayŠ All Rights Reserved". And an iPod filled with mp3 with a note "As a token of our gratitude for your efforts please accept this iPod valued at $8 billion lost sales" for added lulz.

     

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    Ninja (profile), Mar 29th, 2012 @ 7:34am

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    Dunno, when talking about the MAFIAA there seems to be no limit to how low they go.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 29th, 2012 @ 8:03am

    Improvement

    I think they need to incorporate a Guy Fawkes style moustache and beard into a version.

     

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    MrWilson, Mar 29th, 2012 @ 8:12am

    Hey! That violates his publicity rights!

    /s

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 29th, 2012 @ 8:13am

    http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/03/fbi-bend-suspend-law/

    There should be a 3D representation of the power of the FBI to bend the reality...I mean the law.

     

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    :Lobo Santo (profile), Mar 29th, 2012 @ 8:17am

    Re: Improvement

    That would be horridly disrespectful to Guy Fawkes memory, as well as Guy Fawkes masks everywhere.

     

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    AdamBv1 (profile), Mar 29th, 2012 @ 8:39am

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    As far as I know they have 3D printers that work with materials as hard as metals and as soft as wax. A wax print of this would be perfect, when it gets too beat up you can melt it back down and make another.

     

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    Greg (profile), Mar 29th, 2012 @ 8:41am

    Extruding

    I extruded something else that reminded me of Chris Dodd today.

     

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    Ninja (profile), Mar 29th, 2012 @ 9:01am

    Re: Extruding

    How odd, I'm about to do the same. But as a matter of fact the 'work of art' you created and I'm about to create probably resemble an awful lot of ppl in the politics.

     

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    Suja (profile), Mar 29th, 2012 @ 9:14am

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    Or a print of his ass...

     

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    DCX2, Mar 29th, 2012 @ 9:37am

    ?

    Am I the only one who doesn't get it? I mean, Dodd wasn't working for the MPAA when the 09F9 key was publicized. Did he have anything to do with that incident at all..?

     

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    Tom (profile), Mar 29th, 2012 @ 10:03am

    Re: ?

    Are you sure? I thought he was a senator before joining the MPAA...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 29th, 2012 @ 10:19am

    Re: ?

    Dodd joined the MPAA last year. Marcus wrote the story and apparently ignores facts that deviate from his narrative.

     

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    Atkray (profile), Mar 29th, 2012 @ 10:20am

    Re: Re: ?

    ...well it comes down to personal opinion on whether or not you consider what senators do as actually doing something.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 29th, 2012 @ 10:44am

    Great Targets....

    These would make great targets for my son's airsoft practice (or other assorted projectiles)....

    Now we just need to create all the 'politician' who went into lobbying (with reference to legislation they passed to support their new lobbying job)....

    I'll call them "Lobitcians" (TM, Patent Pending, Copyrighted...) with the catch phrase, "Gotta catch em all!" on the back along with the collectors number (if I don't get sued for the references).

    Don't take this as a threat, but who wouldn't like to take a shot at these guys....

    Okay I'm done now. Seriously, if anyone moves this idea forward, I'm willing to license my idea for only 5% of gross revenue...

     

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    DCX2, Mar 29th, 2012 @ 10:58am

    Re: Re: ?

    Did he exercise any of his Senatorial powers in any way during the 09F9 incident? That's what I'm trying to get at. Why is Dodd's face next to this key? What is the relevance?

    I'm not saying this to defend Dodd. It was pretty sleazy how he said "I won't be a lobbyist" and then goes to work for the MPAA right after leaving the Senate. I just don't see how the AACS key has anything to do with Dodd at all, other than that they're both related to the MPAA.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 29th, 2012 @ 3:12pm

    Oh my Dodd, if that isn't the Dodd damndest thing...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 29th, 2012 @ 3:22pm

    Re: Great Targets....

    gross? the revenues from that would be obscene!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 29th, 2012 @ 6:40pm

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 29th, 2012 @ 6:40pm

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    ???? its true...

     

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    Ben (profile), Mar 29th, 2012 @ 8:04pm

    Pinocchio?

    Just me or does that 'portrait' look like his nose has been cut off? It should be a bit longer...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 29th, 2012 @ 11:15pm

    Print on and send it to Dodd.

     

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    Watchit (profile), Mar 30th, 2012 @ 9:45am

    Re: Re:

    Probably some filter to stop spamming of random gibberish, from bots and trolls probably.

     

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    Yoshord, Mar 31st, 2012 @ 10:03am

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    That would require at least 5 dimensions.

     

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