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Patent Could Shackle 3D Printers with Drm

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One of the greatest benefits of 3D printing technology—the ability to make replacements or parts for household objects like toys, utensils and gadgets—may be denied to U.S. citizens thanks to the granting of a sweeping patent that prevents the printing of unauthorised 3D designs.

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