When discussing online content production and distribution, 3D printing (3DP) represents an emerging technology that has the potential to rise to one of the important generators of the next industrial revolution. From a business point of view there are clearly many advantages of 3DP since it makes the manufacturing process much more efficient. The development of 3DP technology will, however, create many kinds of challenges related to intellectual property rights, many of which are of a fundamental nature.
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