In fact, I have an example from life, but it is more about the artist than the company.
I work in the ritual sphere, an artist-designer. I’ll tell you about this case, because the company is not interested in it.
In my country, every artist has his own database of materials to work with.
At that time I was quitting and it was my last day when a replacement person came and sat down at my computer. While I was working on the latest granite projects to close the tails, this new person leaked all the main base I had worked out. It’s good that I had spare resources, but even in that place there were my personal achievements, they do not necessarily relate to blender, these are different types of files related to work.
As a result, quite by accident it turned out to drive this person from the working computer, after which I discovered this incident with a flash drive. He leaked one of my database of files and developments without asking or saying a word.
This area is very difficult in this regard, but there are cases when communities openly distribute files, ready-made images, textures, etc., if this is a trusted community, in such a case they have their own methods in social networks, personal encrypted correspondence or Google drive . But that’s not the problem…
Since I came up with a project for reflection, I will try to relate to it. For example, we have a company for 3D design of military parts, not even a company, but a whole factory! In a staff contract, the disclosure of information and the theft of data is of course prohibited. (I don’t know how it is in other countries, but in my connection to the CNC, it does not have the Internet and a local network, although for example on Sinumeric systems with Windows, there is a password-protected file change lock system for senior technical staff.) Basically, this is used to ensure that there are no accidental changes and deviations from the technical process.
So, what prevents any of the operators from picking up these files? nothing. And this seems to be a multifactorial problem, because not all programs deal with encryption. In this case, of course, it is difficult to follow everything, but corporate software tries to take this into account and synchronize with the main software and equipment.
Hence, since Blender will start full competition, after the development reaches texturing, corporate parties can use it to its full potential. Although I know that there are already companies that are doing this, moreover, for a long time and not in number in the singular. But still, I’m talking about the professional direction, and security issues.
Does it make sense to do such commercial integrations?
After all, there is one more fact, programs in some cases created their own formats, just used for such purposes, otherwise they cannot be opened. It was impossible to open 3ds, but universal ones appeared. Roughly speaking, this can also be some kind of protection, but there is no protection among your files yet anywhere. And I think that would be an interesting innovation.
Or I’m wrong?
And so, there is always a factor of erroneous trust in a person. In the sense that you can trust a person who cannot be trusted. Hence the organization must be dry to all.
Perhaps the problem is that I do not know how it is done by other methods, as in the example above, an example about remote access, but so far I have not seen simple companies or individual entrepreneurs who can afford this.
As for Star Wars:
Fortunately or unfortunately, stocks accept slightly modified models. It doesn’t cost you anything to add a skeleton to Darth, for example, and sell it. You can also change the grid in 3 clicks. As a result, you will sell the company’s property on stocks practically without doing anything. Such a situation will be very important for studios of miniatures and collectible sculptures. There are various schemes, you can buy a sculpture and make a scan, or you can be an employee who changes the grid a little, and adds one extra hair and says that it is a copy, and then sells it. There is an option when it is not allowed. But these are all personal choices.
Perhaps the question concerns more morality …? It is necessary or not, and only then decide whether to do it.
We all know about flooding the market with free models that make for rankings, but this is not done through analysis, and some sales for freelancers become impossible. Also because of such leaks … Why should I buy an author’s model for $ 50, when the one who (If you can say “Stole”) gives it away for free?
I don’t know, I find it difficult to think with one head, I need more options for thinking.