We had numerous reports of a product called ‘3DMagix‘ which is just a rebranded version of Blender that sells for $47.
For all the Googlers who are looking for 3DMagix: Blender is free, open source software. So save your money, and download Blender for free – it’s completely legal!
Can you legally resell Blender this way?
Well, yes and no. It is legal to rebrand GNU GPL software, but you cannot rebrand artwork, credit claims or copyrighted material. For an in-depth analysis of similar businesses, read ‘Luxuriousity, scam or open source leech?‘ by the Blender Foundation.
How can you help to stop this?
Help us become stay become the #1 Google search result when you search for ’3DMagix’. The title ’3DMagix, Rebranding and selling the free software Blender’ of this post was chosen for that very reason – people who are searching for more information on 3DMagix will see they can also get it for free. If you’re a blogger, link to this article and be sure to include the word ’3DMagix’ en ‘Blender’ in the link title.
Update: AND THEY’RE DOWN! Read Ton’s comment below. Great job, everyone!