You mean to tell me that piracy will become possible with tangible parts? Yup, download a file that can be read by a 3-D printer to MAKE pirated goods. Some manufacturers might fear this notion, but I don’t think it is something to be scared of. See what I mean in my latest blog post:
First off, it is always bad to fear things that cannot be controlled. Physibles (data objects that can become physical objects) will become a reality on some level. If it ends up being possible and prevalent to print running shoes, piracy prevention measures will likely be as effective as DRM has been for music and movies. So let’s all just calm down about how to stop the technology and think about how to use it….