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  • Writer's pictureLiam O'Malley

Sketchfab Launches 3D Cultural Heritage Public Domain Program

The 3D model resource Sketchfab launched a new program for museums and cultural institutions to display and freely share 3D scans of their objects.

From Road to VR: "According to a Sketchfab blog post, cultural organizations can now dedicate their 3D scans and models to the Public Domain using the Creative Commons (CC) 0 Public Domain Dedication, which essentially certifies that the institution is gifting the work to the public domain by waiving all rights to the work worldwide under copyright law. This essentially lets anyone copy, modify, and distribute the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

To accomplish this, Sketchfab has partnered with 27 such organizations from 13 different countries, including the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Denmark, Chile’s Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, and the Cleveland Museum of Art to name a few."

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