Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Liberator: 3D Printing and the Pirate's Dilemma (via Huff Post)

Andrew Lenoir: The Liberator: 3D Printing and the Pirate's Dilemma
In the past week, the previously fringe technology of 3D Printing has entered into the public eye and the mainstream media with the announcement of a completely self-manufactured firearm - the Liberator.
Today, The Pirate Bay, the same BitTorrent search engine where I download books and films, has come out in support of providing the public with a place to download the CAD file. Copies of the 2mb file already have over 5000 seeders. As the cyber-activist group Anonymous likes to say, "We are legion." Cody Wilson is correct about one thing: it is too late to be having "the same gun control conversation we had in 1994." Ultimately, this isn't even a conversation about gun control.
Article's Full Text on Huff Post

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