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and Industry Relations at Ericsson, explains how copyright holders themselves actually breed pirates by clinging to outdated business methods."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[3]: Competing with piracy
by Alfman on Sun 3rd Jul 2011 01:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Competing with piracy"
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"Well, not really in this scenario. If you needed more gas or a spare part for your car, you could simply 'print' whatever you need, or just make a brand new copy of the car every time you needed more gas"

I really don't understand the message that this analogy is intended to convey.

However you may be interested in the reprap project:

I saw one at maker fair. It would be awesome if these got more sophisticated and we could all own one.

Even with this type of home automation though, a manufacturer may be able to produce 1000 units in a single mold for the same energy costs it takes you to extrude 1 unit.

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