These websites are ten a penny, unfortunately these is not much you can do, trying to take them down is like playing virtual whack a mole.
If you are happy to give anything away for free on the 3D warehouse you just have to take it with a pinch or salt that if it’s a half decent object somebody is probably going to try and sell it.
Your best bet is probably to contact Trimble customer service to report them rather than Google. As a user, once you upload a model to the 3D warehouse, you no longer own or have any rights to it, it belong to Trimble. So technically only Trimble can request any sort of DCMA or cease and desist as the rights holders.
Yes, the point I was trying to make was that somebody is selling ‘Trimbles’ Olive Tree house on Fiverr not yours so I don’t think you could request a takedown as it no longer legally belongs to you as far as I know.
Technically, components can be credited to their creators, but I’m not sure about the legalities. In the model info tab, it even gives credits to everyone’s components in the model. I’ve heard that some models in the 3D Warehouse are even copyrighted, so people can’t use them for professional work without permission.
I’m an architect. Can I sell my designs which include models from 3D Warehouse?
Answer: Yes, so long as the models you downloaded from 3D Warehouse are not transferred or sold as stand-alone items.
If I upload a model to 3D Warehouse, will I be paid each time a user downloads it or uses it?
Answer: No, you are granting a royalty-free license to each user and may not charge a fee to download a model at this time.
If I upload a model to 3D Warehouse, am I giving away my intellectual property rights in the model I created?
Hi Guys, Forum is new to me too, but just noticed armellino.raffaelle comments about MC model copy
stealing and selling them. I too have had some of my models copied and selling on this site,contacted Trimble they said theres nothing they can do...so Ive decided to take the rest of my models off 3d warehouse. Aint wasting my time making free models for someone else to make money from me...Im taking up playing the piano instead!!!
It’s too bad that someone ruined your experience with the 3D Warehouse. If you want to play the piano, then play the piano… But people might upload your piano music to Youtube. Unfortunately, nothing’s perfect, but if you follow your dreams, whether that be piano or 3D, then I think you will do great. My advice is to just ignore the trolls and keep your head up. In the end, solving the problem is what makes the difference. Getting upset just ruins your mood and doesn’t solve anything by itself.
If your content is being used on a site you didn’t upload it to, you may request the owner of that site to remove it using a DMCA takedown request. You have to do that, Trimble cannot do that for you.
I see by your profile that you are a SketchUp Team Member. I suggest you set that as your “Title” so that it’s readily apparent with every post you make. In this case of this post, your use of “we” caused me to wonder if you are authorized to speak on behalf of the SketchUp team. Setting the title would eliminate that uncertainty.