Friday, May 10, 2013

Defense Distributed Site DEFCAD down, shows message claiming request from US Department of Defense Trade Controls

The DEFCAD site shows the following:

DEFCAD files are being removed from public access at the request of the US Department of Defense Trade Controls.

Until further notice, the United States government claims control of the information.

Link to DEFCAD site here

We do not know if this is real or not. There was a similar spoof done on April 1st.

Link to April 1st spoof story "Breaking: Defense Distributed website seized, Cody Wilson arrested on conspiracy charges!"

We will learn more in the next few hours. This may be real.

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Update: better image from the DEFCAD site

The additions were made by a poster at


Wireless.Phil said...

But they can't stop the "Slam-Gun"!

Just got same: Follows:

3D-printed guns: State Department orders firm to remove web blueprints The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎

State Department Demands 3-D Gun Blueprints Be Removed TechCrunch

State Department forces distributor of plastic gun blueprints to remove plans from New York Post

California lawmaker wants to prohibit guns made with 3-D printers Los Angeles Times

Downloads for 3D-printed Liberator gun reach 100000 BBC News

Dismantle the State: Q&A With 3D Gun Printer Cody Wilson PC Magazine

Anonymous said...

Too late...Liberator 3D printing software readily available elsewhere. Was downloaded over 100,000 times before the feds ordered DEFCAD to remove them from their site.