There’s an interesting article on Venture Beat about some pretty old-school piracy already being seen in the 3D printing world. Stealing design files? Call me when it’s the Death Star plans.
From the article:
What happens to designs when anyone can copy them? Will there be a marketplace for “bootleg” 3D designs that quasi-legal companies operate on the fringes of the law? Will 3D printers have to contain copyright enforcement technology that watches what you do in your home and ensures you only print approved, licensed designs? (And only one of them, unless you pay more.) Will governments force 3D printing companies to install spyware that ensures people don’t print weapons? (link)
Asking and maybe eventually answering some of those questions is the whole point of Law in the Making! Stay tuned…