Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Jul 2011 22:59 UTC
Internet & Networking Via TorrentFreak: "Entertainment industry lobby groups often describe file-sharers as thieves who refuse to pay for any type of digital content. But not everyone agrees with this view. Swedish telecom giant Ericsson sees copyright abuse as the underlying cause of the piracy problem. In a brilliant article, Rene Summer, Director of Government and Industry Relations at Ericsson, explains how copyright holders themselves actually breed pirates by clinging to outdated business methods." No faeces, Sherlock.
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RE: Competing with piracy
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 2nd Jul 2011 02:01 UTC in reply to "Competing with piracy"
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When somebody invents a 3D printer and you can reproduce a car for $0, that's going to turn this entire economy on its ass.

Judging by the cost of inkjet cartridges, I'm not so sure they anyone has to worry about that. Their are fixed energy and material costs for a car, you'd only be cutting out labor, distribution,marketing, and design costs.

But other items with lower material costs and higher profit margins will be susceptible to a similar effect with 3d printers.

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