Items tagged "3D Printing"

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Fashion Week Reminds Us That Clothing Shouldn’t Be Copyrighted

February 13, 2013 3D Printing , Fashion Copyright

While New York Fashion Week marches on, let’s take a moment to look at where the future of the fashion industry should and shouldn’t go.

Should: Into the world of 3D printing.

Shouldn’t: Into the world of harsher copyright protection.

Over the weekend, the 3D printing group Shapeways kicked off Fashion Week with the unveiling of a collaboratively designed 3D printed gown. The metallic creation, modeled by Dita Von Teese and designed by Francis Bitoni and Michael Schmidt (of Lady Gaga’s famous bubble dress), exhibited printing technology that suggests a fashion forward future of extraordinary creativity from within the industry.

That is, if Congress doesn’t pass a law applying copyright protection to clothing designs.

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PK In The Know Podcast: 3D Systems vs. Formlabs and IRFA

November 30, 2012 3D Printing , Music

On today’s podcast we discuss patent lawsuits between 3D printer manufacturers and a bill in Congress that could open the door to more online music services.

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PK In The Know Podcast: DVD ripping, Mobile, 3D printing DRM

October 26, 2012 3D Printing , DRM

On today’s show we discuss the Copyright Office’s decision about DVD ripping, shakeups in the mobile world, 3D Printing DRM, and owning the books you buy overseas.

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DRM on 3D Printers is a Big Deal. Nathan Myhrvold’s Patent is Not.

October 22, 2012 3D Printing , DRM

Recently, Antonio Regalado at Technology Review identified a patent on Digital Rights Management (DRM) for 3D printing.  The patent, granted to Nathan Myhrvold’s company Intellectual Ventures (IV), initiated a wave of discussion about DRM and 3D printing.  While this is a discussion that is worth having, the existence of the patent it not particularly relevant to it.

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Makerbot Clone Tests the Limits of Open Source Hardware

September 11, 2012 3D Printing , Innovation

Most people who know of Makerbot know them as a one of the leaders in the home 3D printing market.  Fewer people realize that they are also one of the highest profile examples of another movement: open source hardware.  Like open source software, the open source hardware community makes its plans freely available – and usable – to the general public.  This strategy was recently put to the test when another company tried to use Makerbot’s plans to make a Makerbot replica – and sell it for 2/3 of the price.

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PK In The Know Podcast: Romney Takedowns, IP Attache, and General Purpose Tech

July 20, 2012 3D Printing , DMCA , Fair Use

On today’s podcast we discuss the Romney/Obama ad takedowns, the IP Attache Act, and what it means when general purpose technologies are used for general purposes.

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