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Old 02-16-2012, 04:26 AM   #1
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Piracy goes 3D!

http://www.slashgear.com/piracy-goes...nter-24210481/

This opens endless possibilities for design pirates. Always thought of getting one myself. At least one that isn't limited to using plastics.
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:33 AM   #2
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So, would you download a car?
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copyright is the reason why we'll never have star trek-style replicators or nano machines. they're probably investigating drm for this as we speak.
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:25 AM   #4
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Wonder if it can do pieces in billet aluminum or powder- coated stainless steel. I need some long- out of production (and even longer out of patent) parts made for my '55 Jeep.
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:35 AM   #5
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So, would you download a car?
Heck yeah! Especially if it was cheaper than buying one from a dealership. Of course, with all the DRM that would be added to the downloaded car, I'd probably only be able to use a specific brand of gas from one retailer (unless I opted to re-refine the gas using some sort of open-source, build-it-in-your-garage home refinery).
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:59 AM   #6
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(unless I opted to re-refine the gas using some sort of open-source, build-it-in-your-garage home refinery).
Those would be illegal due to local fire codes.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:24 AM   #7
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There's a revolution underway; We're slowly moving away from a mass production culture to a DIY culture as it becomes easier and cheaper for people to do things at home that would have taken a huge infrastructure before.

And it's not just 3D printers and manufactured products; there's also a growing biohacker movement (thanks to cheap DIY DNA replicating equipment) and even the ease of self-publishing can be seen as an example of this.

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Old 02-16-2012, 09:41 AM   #8
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copyright is the reason why we'll never have star trek-style replicators or nano machines. they're probably investigating drm for this as we speak.
Watermarked downloaded cars. Getty-images will have demolition crews trolling the streets looking for things that have been printed without purchasing the license.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:16 AM   #9
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And it's not just 3D printers and manufactured products; there's also a growing biohacker movement (thanks to cheap DIY DNA replicating equipment) and even the ease of elf-publishing can be seen as an example of this.
Where do I sign up to get my replicated elf?
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:11 AM   #10
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The price has certainly come down, but still has a way to go before they become anything more than a curiosity. I priced an instant prototype machine about 20 years ago and they were over $100,000.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:40 AM   #11
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:43 AM   #12
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The price has certainly come down, but still has a way to go before they become anything more than a curiosity. I priced an instant prototype machine about 20 years ago and they were over $100,000.
We're already getting into the realm of affordability for the average consumer. The Maker Bot Thing o' Matic can be had for around $1,100 (assembly required). There's simpler 3D printers to be had for less than that, and a few Kickstarter projects aimed at producing and selling them for a few hundred dollars.

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Old 02-16-2012, 11:56 AM   #13
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Lots of PD design out there. Remember, patent only last 20 years. If an object was copyrighted, you're S.O.L., but who ever copyrighted a car, or blender, or stove? Go look for an @C symbol. Not there prior to 1976? FAir game!

Just don't put a name on it, most names were trademarked...
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I think that eventually we will get to the way knitting was in the days where people were making their own clothes. You buy a magazine with the models and make your own.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:15 PM   #15
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Lots of PD design out there. Remember, patent only last 20 years. If an object was copyrighted, you're S.O.L., but who ever copyrighted a car, or blender, or stove? Go look for an @C symbol. Not there prior to 1976? FAir game!

Just don't put a name on it, most names were trademarked...
Wouldn't stuff like that fall under patent or trademark law instead of copyright law, though? Using copyright law for things not related to literary or visual art is questionable at best.
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