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Comment: New copyright wars? (Score 2) 87

by mrwireless (#45956577) Attached to: CES 2014: 3-D Scanners are a Logical Next Step After 3-D Printers
One of the foreseeable problems was pointed out by, amongst other people, Cory Doctorow at CCC Congress in 2012 [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYqkU1y0AYc]. Basically, these devices are comparable to MP3 ripping software, but for things. According to Doctorow a new copyright war could be upon us, and this time we're pissing of more powerful lobbying interests. A lot is possible, but in my experience it's often just too costly to be worth it. The medialab I work for explored this issue last year: we copied a euro-coin with a metal 3D printer. It worked great, except that it cost 30 euros to do.. [http://kunstroof.setup.nl/ (Dutch)]

A holding company is a thing where you hand an accomplice the goods while the policeman searches you.

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