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3D Printing Service Policies

1.  The IT DS&T 3D printers may be used only for lawful purposes. No one will be permitted to use 3D printing to create material that is: 

    • Prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
    • Unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others. (Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 269, Section 10(j))
    • Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the UMMS environment.
    • In violation of another's intellectual property rights including copyrights, patents, or trademark protections. (see Notice on Title 17, United States Code below)

2.  The 3D printing queue is prioritized based on research priority, project size, reprints, and other issues as they arise and therefore the IT DS&T staff reserve the right to change the print queue as needed and reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.

3.  The IT DS&T staff cannot guarantee model quality or stability, nor confidentiality of designs.

4.  Currently, only the IT DS&T staff and pre-qualified personnel will have hands-on access to the 3D printer.


Notice concerning copyright and other intellectual property restrictions

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.

Data Sciences & Technology reserves the right to refuse a copying order/scanning services if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright or other intellectual property laws.

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