With the abuse of software licenses taking away our right to own anything digitally companies are trying to find a way to spread that to real world objects. With 3d printing technology they have found that door.You see with software you don't own it, you buy something digitally you don't own the item you paid for with the intent of owning, you just merrily have a license to use it which can be taken away from you at any time from the company you purchased, made, or funded "published" depending on whom wrote the licenses agreement and their intents. They can put anything they want in those license agreements, and sue you for violating it. Which is why companies have been looking for a door to do something like this to sue as many people as possible and abuse their customers as much as they want and establish a fear tactical ownership over their consumers.
With 3d printing technology many companies have placed patents, copyrights, and extremely abusive licenses agreements taking away ownership from the 3d printed items. I wrote a article a few months back on one such item 3d printed ouya cases, but it is spreading like wild fire. Some companies have already started selling those blue prints for 3d printers and began selling also the items themselves with those abusive licenses agreements attached to abuse the consumers by any means they see fit to try to sue them one day.
It may lead to them actually putting spying devices on to them like software has, and may lead them to sueing us claiming we don't own it we just have a licenses to use the said object and labeling it a service much like software does. We the people need to end this abuse software licenses have gone too far. If you have the intent of ownership with a transaction you should own it no labeling what clearly is a product a service.
Saturday, December 7, 2013