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3D-printed Left Shark lands artist in hot water with Katy Perry's lawyers

Billy Steele
February 6, 2015
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Katy Perry may be hard at work on her video game, but her lawyers are busy being the fun police. After the Left Shark made a lasting impression during the singer's Super Bowl XLIX halftime show last weekend, artist Fernado Sosa uploaded his 3D-printable character for folks to order at Shapeways. Well, the pop star's legal team didn't take too kindly to Sosa's creation, and they demanded the site remove the item. According to the official paperwork, Left Shark is Perry's intellectual property and that the character's image is copyrighted. If you want to help stick it to the man, you can nab the production files for the 3D-printable Left Shark over at MakerBot's Thingiverse... for now. Of course, while it's a free download from its current home, you'll have to handle the printing yourself.

[Lead photo credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage]

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