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12/2/2013

3D Printing: Is the Law Ready for the Future?


3D Printing: Is Education Ready for this Innovation?

 

Three dimensional printing turns bits into atoms

 The technology is simply amazing. These machines draw on programming, art and engineering to enable people to design and build intricate, beautiful, functional jewelry, machine parts, toys and even shoes. In the commercial sector, 3D printing can revolutionize supply chains as well. As the public interest group Public Knowledge wrote once, "It will be awesome if they don't screw it up."

 

The age of publicly accessible 3D printers and printing services is finally here, but are our legal doctrines up to the task of protecting the public while not screwing up a fantastic new tool? Stanford Law Professors Mark Lemley and Nora Freeman Engstrom, the CEO of Shapeways, the founder of Printrbot, the president of Airwolf 3D, and CIS Director of Civil Liberties Jennifer Granick discuss the product liablity and intellectual property issues surrounding this innovation.

 

Read the full story & view the informational video featuring the above panelists:

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/multimedia/3d-printing-law-ready-future