the statement is perfectly valid and so is your point.
The issue with 3D printers isn't that they can print things covered under copyrights or patents.
I can paint, draw or make anything I damned well want too and use it myself without there being an 'infringement' of those copyrights or patents.
They expressly provide the monopoly over the consumer market...what I do on my own free time isn't the consumer market.
Possibly patents might be violated if I can make and use something in my business otherwise under patent...but then it would be more of an argument that the patent should be invalidated if someone not skilled in the art can also make the same thing.
Still though if you're not actively selling such things, it's hard to see how it rises to the level of someone wanting to prosecute you.
In reality, nobody would likely ever know you printed a full size Princess Leia stature to, ahem, 'dance' with ;-)
The comparison is as baseless as when TD has used it in the past. The infringing/not infringing status is not at all related to the content so it is fundamentally impossible to correctly determine what is valid and what isn't simply by looking at the content.
The check of 'sexual' in nature though is a check on the actual content itself and thus is a more doable proposition. And doubly so since this isn't a legal issue, just their choice. They can make mistakes without the threat of massive RIAA/MPAA lawsuits.
I thought it was already well established that Country A hoover's up all data outside Country A, Country B hoovers up all data outside Country B. A and B share data and now they are both 'legal' because they didn't 'collect' their own country's data? (obviously the 'only' outside is theoretical only!)
Which is why the laws should be written to make 'possession' of data from inside the country illegal as well as the collection.
As noted in the article above, most of the Cable Co's are also regional sports network operators. With the exception of Football, most local market teams aren't on OTA TV anymore.
NBA does allow streaming I think, but NHL only allows out of market games in it's streaming subscription. In DC, the Capitals are on a cable sports network so no OTA access is available that I'm aware of.
MLB is slightly better I think.
But OTA access to 'local' sports isn't great in my experience.