3D printing the death of IP ?


Is 3D printing going to be the end of Intellectual Property Rights -as we know it- ?

I have been doing legal and artistic research on disruptive technology for a while now and do seriously consider this may be the case. Seeing as it becomes easier and cheaper every day with new technology to copy/scan and 3D print your own Autocadmade ThingiverseFound or copied Disneydesigns. All in the (illusion of) privacy of your own home, a fablab or via commercial companies such as Shapeways and Imaterialise. What disruptive effect will this have on businessmodels, consumer behaviour and our sense of aesthetics and ethics !?


To be continued: explorations through art, thought and disruptions: in order to stimulate discussion/awareness and curiosity. 

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