This is sure to be a thorny issue… If you can scan an hubcap with a mini scanner attached to your iPad, don’t you owe money to the person who designed that hubcap? Or shoe? Or necklace? Or even a heart valve?
Singapore Attorney Says 3D Printing ‘Throws up Legal Questions’
(ZDNet) Singapore-based attorney Bryan Tan is Pinsent Masons’ technology media and telecommunications partner. He throws up several interesting legal questions around 3D printing’s product liability and copyright. Tan says that 3D printing can allow someone to print a replacement part, but the question is whether the user will get into legal trouble by doing so.