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3D printing must avoid the music industry’s IP mistakes

Michael Loney, New York


The rise of 3D printing has meant the every conceivable product is in danger of having its IP infringed upon. But some interesting approaches to tackle this are already emerging, such as a partnership between the 3D printing company Shapeways and toy and game maker Hasbro

3D printers of the future will theoretically be versatile enough to print any conceivable product.

“I think a lot of that comes down to what some people call ‘the democratization of American manufacturing’,” said Michael Weinberg, vice-president of the copyright...


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