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May 12, 2016 AT 2:30 am

Will 3D Printing Break Copyright? #3DPrinting @pbsideachannel

Mike Rugnetta of Idea Channel chatted with Michael Weinberg of Shapeways about copyright and 3D printing.

3D Printing: The hype is real! Engineers, Designers, and everyday consumers are using this new fabrication process to conceptualize and create things that were once impossible. But what does this mean for the future of manufacturing and where do these 3D prints fall on the thin line between copyright infringement and fair use? Is it possible that 3D printing will do for objects what MP3s did for music; by once again radically transforming the way we look at copyright? In this episode of Idea Channel, we sit down with Michael Weinberg, head of litigation at Shapeways, a 3D printing company located in New York to get an inside look at their facilities and discuss the how copyright is handled in the 3D printing world.


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1 Comment

  1. 3D printing definitely has a grey area when it comes to the law. It is still too new to really control copyright on everything that is printed. Thanks for the video!

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