If you're waiting for desktop additive-manufacturing technology to move closer to professional-level results, be prepared to wait for a very long time. The past year was a breakout for desktop 3-D printing. MakerBot released two new models, Formlabs debuted the first prosumer 3-D printer to use high-accuracy stereolithography, and a slew of innovative, printed projects lifted awareness and desirability of additive manufacturing for the general public. How Big Business is Stymying Makers' High-Res, Colorful Innovations | Wired Design
Pour la première fois en France, un individu est poursuivi en justice pour avoir utilisé un drone civil sans l'autorisation des autorités compétentes le ministère public estimant qu'il s'agit d'une mise en danger de la vie d'autrui, passible d'une peine maximum d'un an d'emprisonnement et 15 000 euros d'amende. L'occasion de faire le point sur la législation européenne et française. Interrogée par Numerama, l'Agence Européenne de la Sécurité Aérienne (EASA) nous indique que "les opérations civiles de Systèmes d'Aéronefs Pilotés à Distance (RPAS) sont légaux en Europe, à la fois pour des applications commerciales et non commerciales". Par exemple, "l'EASA a déjà délivré plusieurs attestations de type pour la conception de ballons à gaz captifs, soulevant des passagers à une hauteur de 50 à 100 mètres du sol, tandis que le pilote reste au sol". Mais dès lors que les engins volants pèsent moins de 150 kg, ce sont les législations et autorités nationales qui sont compétentes. Drones civils : ce que dit la loi en France
El futuro modelado a través de la impresión 3D Tags: FabbingImpresión 3DOpen SourceSy-LabThingiverse Parece ser un tema de actualidad y es verdad que, a estas alturas, es previsible o por lo menos imaginable. Las impresoras 3D personales permiten romper el monopolio de la producción de objetos garantizado hasta hoy por la posesión de las herramientas de producción.
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3D Systems Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Formlabs and Kickstarter Nov.21, 2012 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) announced Tuesday that it has brought suit in the Federal District Court of South Carolina, Rock Hill division, against Formlabs, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts and Kickstarter, Inc. of New York, New York. 3D Systems said it is seeking injunctive relief and damages for infringement of one of its patents relating to the stereolithography process. (Image credit: Formlabs) 3D Systems' complaint asserts that the sale and use of the Form 1 3D printers sold by Formlabs and Kickstarter infringe a U.S. patent relating to stereolithography. Formlabs sold the Form 1 3D printers to backers of its Kickstarter campaign in September and October 2012.
An open letter to the open source hardware community from OSHWA, the Open Source Hardware Association, oshwa.org The current leadership of the Open Source Initiative (OSI, opensource.org) has brought to our attention that they feel the Open Source Hardware ‘gear’ logo infringes on their trademark. The open source hardware logo was chosen by the community and has become a de facto standard over the past year and a half. An Important Question on the Open Source Hardware Mark |
Photo illustration: Andrew B. Clive Thompson on 3-D Printing's Legal Morass | Wired Design
Open Source hardware is the next step in the development of “open” licenses;A review of the most important OS hardware licenses show them to be a combination of known techniques, like creative commons, and “covenant not to sue” for patents or design rights;Their validity and enforceability seem somewhat weaker than the software Open Source licenses, mainly because, paradoxically, there is a fundamental freedom to copy hardware (unlike software);it makes sense for Open Source hardware licenses to focus on patents and design rights. Open Source hardware - does it work? | Joren De Wachter
Disruptions: The 3-D Printing Free-For-All
The following is a BSD 2-Clause license template. Open Source Initiative OSI - The BSD License:Licensing | Open Source Initiative
3-D printing: the Napster of manufacturing Editor's Note: Peter Hanna is an associate at the law firm Jenner & Block. This post is part of the Global Innovation Showcase created by the New America Foundation and the Global Public Square. It is adapted from a piece that appeared on Ars Technica on April 5, 2011
An International Standard for Open (Source) Hardware The following guest post is by Jürgen Neumann, from the Open Source Hardware and Design Alliance.
The TAPR Open Hardware License The TAPR Open Hardware License is TAPR's contribution to the community of Open Hardware developers.
This whitepaper is also available as a PDF and can be purchased on the Amazon Kindle Store. This white paper, It Will Be Awesome if They Don’t Screw it Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology, examines how intellectual property (IP) law impacts the rapidly maturing technology of 3D printing, and how incumbents who feel threatened by its growth might try to use IP law to stop it. The full text of the paper is below, but for a swankier version with colors and pictures, check out the pdf.
The next Napster? Copyright questions as 3D printing comes of age The Penrose Triangle is as elegant as it is impossible—much like M.C. Escher’s drawings, it presents a two-dimensional illusion that the eye interprets as three-dimensional.
More news on the first-ever DMCA threat for violating a copyright in a 3D object -- Ulrich Schwanitz has rescinded his complaint and will release his shape into the public domain today. Here's a summary for those of you who missed it: last week, Ulrich Schwanitz figured out how to print the "impossible" Penrose Triangle," a well-known optical illusion. 3D printing's first copyright complaint goes away, but things are just getting started
Geneva, 7 July 2011. Four months after launching the alpha version, CERN1 has today issued version 1.1 of the Open Hardware Licence (OHL), a legal framework to facilitate knowledge exchange across the electronic design community. In the spirit of knowledge and technology dissemination, the CERN OHL was created to govern the use, copying, modification and distribution of hardware design documentation, and the manufacture and distribution of products. Press Release