Fernando Sosa, a 3D printer based in Orlando, Florida, has involuntarily swam with the sharks that are Katy Perry’s legal team after he manufactured Left Shark replicas to be sold on the Shapeways website. According to westorlandonews.com, lawyers for Perry were quick to send a cease and desist letter to Shapeways prompting the online entity to promptly stop sales of the figurine.
According to Dan Newlin, consumers with 3D printer access cans still get their hands on Left Shark by going to thingieverse.com to download the file needed to create the marine fish. Sosa has made the free file available there, stating, “Apparently sharks, palm trees and beach balls are all now copyrighted. I’m making this available to everyone. Now you can 3D print your very own Left Shark.” Though Sosa recommends downloading the file sooner than later should Perry’s lawyers opt to launch another shark-attack claiming copyright infringement.