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Cybertruck Mania Leads To Copyright Dispute Over Tesla Truck Nuts

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Who argues over nuts?

In case you haven't heard, Tesla built a pickup truck for exploring Mars. That's a slight exaggeration (maybe) but there's no denying the buzz – and controversy – surrounding the Cybertruck. The insanity already extended to the aftermarket world with the inevitable creation of polygon truck nuts by an enterprising individual, all angular and ready to dangle from the Cybertruck's backside like some adult-themed Minecraft creation. We talked about the website selling these as-yet unavailable nuts a few days back, but if you can believe it, there appears to be something of a legal challenge as to who came up with the design first. 

Not long after our original article posted, Motor1.com received an email from an individual claiming the blue Cybertruck nuts rendering was actually his design. He included a link to his page at Thingiverse.com where sure enough, there sits a big pair of blue and silver polygonal cajones titled Cyber Truck Nuts as uploaded by user regsix7. He requested we not use his full name, but regsix7 went on to explain that he uploaded the design on November 25 under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. He also stated that a DMCA notice for copyright infringement was submitted to platforms where Cybertrucknuts.net was hosting content. Who knew nuts would be such a hot topic?

Cybertruck Nuts

Regsix7 gave us permission to showcase the design above, and to our eyes it sure looks exactly like the rendering used at Cybertrucknuts.net. We contacted the website for a follow-up about this and received a response from Dayton@blaha.club – the email address listed as the site's media contact – claiming that "it was my friend who created our very own 3d file, all the renders/videos sent to you were created from that file."


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