Article proposes a critique of a policy or practice with specific action proposals or suggestions: no; no but in a broader context the findings could have implications on copyright policies and practices.
Article follows conventions of academic research article — e.g. position in literature, cited sources, and claimed contribution: yes; yes
Article is based on developments that have not yet occurred: no; no
Article is based on formal logic or mathematical technique: no; no
Standard of English expression in article is excellent: yes; yes
Scope of debate
Article addresses an issue which is widely known and debated: yes; depends on what is meant with “widely known” – for a general public, no – for the tech savvy Western financially richer social class, yes.
Most related sources are mentioned in article [this is an invitation to careful selection rather than a demonstration of prowess in citation collection — i.e. apt and representative choices made in source citations]: yes; yes
Ideas are well organised in article: yes; yes
The argument presented in article is new: yes; yes
The article has been significantly changed as a result of the review process: yes; yes
Reviewer A: This article provides an extremely interesting analysis of the sharing practices of Thingiverse users. It has great relevance for a large set of emerging disputes, tensions, and evolving norms that surround the sharing of 3D printing designs. Overall, the article makes an important contribution in exploring the complexities of the highly contextually-dependent management of IP in 3D printing.
Reviewer B: The article provides an insightful introduction into the controversial debate around IP norms and practitioner culture with the help of a highly relevant case study. The descriptive data analysis offers plenty of insights and references for further debates and research projects.