posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 06:21 AM
Huge potential, but it will make copyright very hard to enforce! Imagine you have designed an item such as a mug.. the customer smashes it by
accident.. I will just print another one!
I think copyright only punishes the consumer and centralizes control of wealth. a good quality forgery is a good thing.. When designer labels sold out
and took their goods to be made is sweatshops in China, that is when they lost the right to complain their stuff is being copied. When the gulf
between the product they market and how it is produced is so wide, they deserve to go out of business for selling a lie.
I design products and sell them at a price that is fair, this way nobody bothers copying them as I have decided the market value, being rich doesn't
interest me as the steps to get rich involve trampling on someone along the way. Copyright stifles creativity and protects big business who use it to
repress technology and maximise profits.
Technology like the 3D printer will help us all become more autonomous, technology has the potential to set us free. When over-unity electricity can
no longer be withheld from the public, in theory you could grow all your food hydroponically for free, water filtration would therefore be free. There
is no reason in 2012 a single person on this planet should die of starvation.
This is what the future should be, a society where we have towns that generate their own electricity, or individual homes. Ideas should be free and
gifted to the world, not copyrighted. There would be a 10 fold increase in ideas and creativity if we stopped our selfish pursuit of personal wealth.
Check this out.. 3D printing's forthcoming legal morass
here come the copyright lawyers!