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Old 08-09-2016, 03:46 AM   #1
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LXer: UK copyright extension on designed objects is “direct assault” on 3D printing


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A recent extension of UK copyright for industrially manufactured artistic works represents "a direct assault on the 3D printing revolution," says Pirate Party founder Rick Falkvinge. The UK government last month extended copyright for designs from 25 years to the life of the designer plus 70 years. In practice, this is likely to mean a copyright term of over 100 years for furniture and other designed objects. "This change means that people will be prohibited from using 3D printing and other maker technologies to manufacture such objects, and that for a full century."

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