New Innovations in 3-D Printing Raise Copyright Issues
A new technology called 3-D printing is emerging in the industry. The excitement over the new technology is being frustrated due to battles over intellectual property. The price of the new scanner is one-hundredth of the price of the current 3D scanner.
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Not so long ago, a good 3-D scanner that could create accurate digital models of objects in the real world cost more than $10,000. Then, Microsoft released the Kinect — the video game controller that allows you to play games by just waving your hands.
“But it turned out that the Kinect was actually much more than that — it was a 3-D camera but one-hundredth of the price,” says Nicolas Burrus, co-founder of manctl, a 3-D scanning company.
Burrus was working on computer vision research at a university in Spain when the video-game system technology came out. “We knew that this could change everything because anyone could just start scanning,” he says. Continue reading…
3-D Printers have Property Lawyers Waiting with Bated Breath
Property lawyers are awaiting the new era of 3-D printing. Prices will drop, the technology improve, and the public will have the ability to print physical objects as easily as a DVD. The problem is the legality of “mimicking” a copyrighted image to print one for yourself.
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Last week, HBO sent a cease-and-desist letter to Fernando Sosa asking him to stop selling a 3D printed iPhone dock he modeled after the Iron Throne chair from the popular HBO TV series Game of Thrones. Even though Sosa designed the dock himself in Autodesk Maya, HBO owns the rights to the show, its characters, and apparently the inanimate objects that appear onscreen. Continue reading…
Disabled and Blind May Be Able To Ignore Some Copyrights
Lengthy negotiations support honoring those who have disabilities and blindness by promoting their ability to access some copyrighted work. The opposition sees the move as “opening the barn door” for o demands to be made that other copyright laws be scaled back.
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I assume we will be permitted to report and comment in other ways that do not rely upon this audio feed, but people will be careful because there is now a threat to cut off that access if the the forbidden information starts showing up on the Internet, and it maybe difficult to persuade people that the audio feed was not the source. This means less information will be disseminated, including the reports from the relatively accessible negotiators, of which there are many who are willing to talk in the breaks. These bans on the use of social media are increasingly being sought by transparency averse negotiators, particularly when pursuing anti-consumer and anti-freedom policies. Continue reading…