The DIY Copyright Revolution
How 3-D printing will change the way we think about intellectual property. (via 3-D printing, copyright, and intellectual property. - Slate Magazine)
This is a very important realization for creators to understand — that when you can manipulate bits into atoms (and vice versa repeatedly) very inexpensively — that changes your creative world…potentially short-term negatively, but on the whole, very positively.
These 3D printing / scanning tools will disrupt traditional business models and industries in the way that digital files and the global Internet did for many creators. Frankly, the “law” doesn’t matter and is a red-herring. The technology exists and new industries are already being developed to take advantage of it.
Creators (and really the rest of us) need to quickly figure out what we love to do and how to make a living from it — like developing the unique limited good or experience that a dedicated group of people find valuable and for which are willing to compensate you. In a way, today’s creators have a head start on dealing with this life-shift than the rest of us, and when they figure it out, can help us all move forward.
Wow, that wasn’t too amorphous, was it?!
What do you think about 3D printing technology?
Nice work Mike Weinberg