Hey Thingiverse users:
Are you all aware that the “things” you’ve published to Thingiverse can now be downloaded through Defcad.com whether you want them to be or not, without any acknowledgement of where the content comes from or who created it?
Check for yourself. You’ll find listings for your designs, along with the complete Thingiverse descriptions, all the photos/images that go with your design, and a direct link to download the zip containing all the files. What you won’t find is your name, the object’s license, or what site the files are being “scraped” from (their term).
Until this scuzzball behavior is addressed*, consider adding identifying info to your descriptions and a license txt file to your downloadable content if attribution is important to you.
*EDIT - Thingiverse has addressed the issue. See comments below.