I just had a scary thought about Goverment and 3D Printers.
With the ability to print gun parts. Print objects that compete with commercial offerings. Subverting IP laws. I think it wont be in a to distant future that the government would declare personal 3d printers as counterfeiting outfits and there for they will be declared illegal.
Our Government hates people who competes in a open and free market. Goverment also hates people who use their god given freedom, to use their rights too own guns and make parts for those guns by any means, including using 3d printers.
The corny corporate interests also hate anyone who competes with them. Ether in creative world or in the making and inventing of new and neat things. They Always are supporting new regulations to hamper these activities.
These two powers I almost 100% sure will get together and find ways to regulate or out right ban the use of 3d Printers by the normal everyday person. I think they will call it a counterfeiting technology and will be the way they will killed it. They don’t want another tech that opens things to the regular person, like the internet did for us.
Only way it will stay around in some form, is the black market. The same place were Warez, drugs and other things the government does not want you to have go to and hide. If we are lucky this will defy the powers that be like the printing press did. Even with government sanctions and regulations.
At left in the foreground, a printer removes a printed page from the press. The printer at right is inking the plate. In the background, compositors are using cast type. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Rand Paul Vows To Block Internet Censorship Bills
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Paul continued: “While we support copyright protections, we are also concerned about websites being shut down without their day in court, and making innocent third parties bear the costs of solving someone else’s problems.
“I will not sit idly by while PIPA and SOPA eliminate the constitutionally protected rights to due process and free speech. For these reasons, I have pledged to oppose, filibuster and do everything in my power to stop government censorship of the Internet,” Paul said.
The Chamber of Commerce is fighting to stop piracy online. The Senate’s PROTECT IP Act and the House’s Stop Online Piracy Act are huge parts of this fight, and thanks in large part to the Chamber’s support, the bills have gained support among politicians. Google doesn’t like this, so they’re thinking of leaving the organization. Yahoo didn’t like this, so they already left. The bills (pushed by obvious spam targets Rosetta Stone and Viagra-producing Pfizer) target advertising, the bread and butter of both companies’ bottom line, on so-called rogue sites. It could lead to tons of extra regulation that they aren’t usually used to. And let’s face it, any attempt at regulation of the Internet just doesn’t go over well with a lot of people. Is Google making the right move?
Why is it good to do this?
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Yet lot of these same people instead of supporting less goverment, less regulation. Want more goverment to fix the broken goverment.
I do not understand that. Why build more on a broken foundation? That would just lead to more collapse of our society. Would you build a house on a cracked foundation? I know I would not.
One example comes to mind of bad ideas in this area. I have been an opponent of Protect IP act and ACTA treaty along with some other smiler laws for a long time. A lot of people who are also against these stupid and liberty steeling laws. Also support Net Neutrality a regulation and liberty steeling law too.
Even if Net Neutrality was a good thing. Why is it a good thing to support a law that would be ran by the FCC. Who has had a long history of censorship? A long history of going beyond its stated mission. When our own goverment has given Federal agencies the right to create laws under the broad term of “Regulation”.
Like everything the goverment does. Laws like this, are ran were one size fits all. In the private world. Business and non-profits are able to customize what they are providing to the public. Government by its nature can’t do this, and wont do this. This Net Neutrality will be enforced has harshly on the big providers as it would be on the small town ISP. At least the big providers can eat some of these costs a law like this would have. The small town ISP would not. It would have to be bought out or die on the vine.
This one size fits all does not work for content. It is logical video is going to take up more resources then a jpeg image of your dog. There for it is going to cost more to do video. Its classic economics. Even a Austrian and a Keynesian economist can agree on this point. It is also assumed that a provider would base price on content. I do not think it is a forgone conclusion. The only place you see this happening to any degree is in the Cellphone market.
If this type thing worked in the free market. Why did the internet world move away from charging based on the hour like what we had in the 90s? Were ISPs like AOL would give you 250 hours of service a month. People wanted more so providers went to a monthly flat rate. Like what we see now from most places in the USA.
Another issue I fear. a piling up on all these regulations. ISPs will start failing and dieing. Then some bright collectivist in the goverment or media will say, “Gee why don’t we have the goverment run the internet. After all the internet is to big to fail. The goverment can protect our free speech on the net”. Like what they are saying now with Net Neutrality.
That would not be good for anyone. Now the goverment would have complet control of a free speech zone. A place were they could regulate what can be said and done. Just think of the protests in the public parks happening now and how the law is cracking down on the protesters.
I already heard rumblings that the goverment wants any one who makes content for the internet, to have a broadcaster like license. Were that license would have all kinds of strings attached. On top of the extremely high costs a license like this would have.
As the classic saying goes. Two wrong do not make a right. You can not say one controlling law is better and should replace another controlling regulation.
Protect IP Act, Internet censorship?
Uploaded by TheAlyonaShow on Jul 8, 2011
A group of law professors have sent a letter to Congress, opposing the Protect IP Act saying that it not only amounts to internet censorship that is barred by the First amendment, but also aligns the US with oppressive regimes. One of these professors, Mark Lemley from Stanford Law School discusses.
Case Against Intellectual Property
Uploaded by AdamVsTheManRT on May 20, 2011
Adam explains how the very concept of “intellectual property” is a fiction, a scam. And it flies in the face of real property rights. But that won’t stop the government from imposing a twisted morality of stifling innovation on you to make you feel bad for copying things that big corporations don’t want you to copy. Well tough! Because the Internet is here to the rescue!