Last week Mike wrote
about a new patent from Intellectual Ventures that seeks to assert
ownership of the idea of DRM for 3D printing. The article in Technology
Review that Techdirt linked to explains how things would work:
I have been a technology journalist and consultant for nearly 30 years, covering
the Internet since March 1994, and the free software world since 1995.
One early feature I wrote was for Wired in 1997:
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My most recent books are Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution, and Digital Code of Life: How Bioinformatics is Revolutionizing Science, Medicine and Business.