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Hi-Tech: 3D printing and the law | Luigi Benetton

Friday, June 30, 2017 @ 12:31 PM | By Luigi Benetton

The costs and technical sophistication associated with 3D printing currently keep it in the realm of industry and enthusiasts. That doesn’t mean the legal community can afford to ignore it.

Given the potential for misuse of the technology, criminal charges could be levelled on manufacturers, but Paul Banwatt doesn’t see it that way. “What if somebody goes to the hardware store, buys a hammer, breaks a window and robs a house?” asked the chief operating officer and general counsel for the Toronto-based 3D scanner manufacturer Matter...