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  • The mobile Kiosk 3D printer could soon be on your street
  • The mobile Kiosk 3D printer could soon be on your street
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Kiosk 2.0: 3D printing against the law

3D printing and scanning machines are becoming more accessible and affordable – The Peachy Printer will be the first to retail at $100. In the future, we could all have 3D printers in our homes, with the freedom to print anything we want – but what does this mean for copyright?

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Kiosk 2.0 offers the public the chance to 3D scan and 3D print on the spot, or buy knock-off copies of designed objects. Created to resemble a hotdog food stall, the message is clear – this could be coming to streets near you very soon. Need a copy of your house key? Get one printed at Kiosk. Lost a memento you love? Just load a backup copy from a USB stick, and you can print a new one. But along with these above-the-board uses, 3D printing could easily become rife with illegal downloads. Antwerp-based designers Unfold ...

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