3D-Printing'n'Copyright-Issues

Spannendes Posting auf Ars Technica über 3D-Printing und Copyright anlässlich der ersten Takedown-Notice für Thingiverse, einer Website, die Modelle für 3D-Printing anbietet.

Though still in its infancy, personal 3D printing technology already shows the same disruptive potential as the original printing press. Just as moveable type spread across Europe and democratized knowledge, the proliferation of 3D printers eventually promises to democratize creation. Broken dishwasher part? Download the relevant CAD file and print it out in plastic. While Amazon made trips to the store seem dated, 3D printing will make ordering (some) things online feel positively quaint.

The next Napster? Copyright questions as 3D printing comes of age (Danke @Mr_Harmlos!)