The US government has demanded designs for a 3D-printed gun be in use offline. The order to remove the blueprints for the artificial gun comes after they were downloaded more than 100,000 periods. The US State Department wrote to the gun's designer, Defense disseminated, suggesting publishing them online may violate arms-control regulations.
Even though the files have been removed from the company's Defcad site, it is not clear whether this will discontinue public accessing the blueprints. The Pirate Bay has also publicized its links to the files via social news site Reedit suggesting several people will get hold of the blueprints. Also, many links to copies of the blueprints have been uploaded to file-sharing site the Pirate Bay, making them broadly accessible.