As 3D Printers become more accessible and able to print with higher fidelity, a new field of piracy is becomming possible. As software and hardware improve, we may soon reach a point where objects can be copied and printed in high enough quality that they would be visually indistinguishable from the original.
What would the impact of object piracy be on our society? Who stands to benefit from freely replicable objects? Who will most be harmed by it?
The ART Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Mad Art Lab community. Look for it to appear Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 3pm ET.