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Patent Pushes Back Against 3D Printing Piracy

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Re: Open Source Objects
jmiller   10/31/2012 10:34:56 PM
Good point. I too hope that the legal wrangling on rights of this and that don't result in a slow down on the development of this technology.

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Patent pushes back
William K.   11/1/2012 9:28:17 PM
It sounds a whole lot like another patent troll: " Nathan Myhrvold, former chief technology officer at Microsoft, and the head of Intellectual Ventures, a company promoting what it calls innovation marketplace services, including amassing a huge portfolio of patents." since the initial action is the same. And it will ruin a whole bunch of chances for creativity by crushing the ability to copy small portions of a design. Look what digital rights management has done to our DVDs, making it hard to bypass all of the preview garbage each time, and preventing us from making a copy of just what we wish to watch.

So the best choice will be for everyone to avoid all of the troll ilk and not give them any business, nor any advice, and not to sell them anything. Possibly they might get the message. We just don't need trolls.

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Patent Pushes Back Against 3D Printing Piracy
DVanditmars   11/2/2012 6:57:08 PM
The IP protection will allow a company to sell a 3D design and then get paid for each printed part of that design.  Of course there will be people willing to freely share their 3D designs and these can be printed as many times as required.

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