Pirate Bay Preparing to Pirate Physical Objects

Digitization marches forward and the Pirate Bay is planning accordingly. As a result of new technologies like desktop 3D printers, physical objects will soon be pirate-able.

“We believe that the next step in copying will be made from digital form into physical form. It will be physical objects. Or as we decided to call them: Physibles. Data objects that are able (and feasible) to become physical. We believe that things like three dimensional printersscanners and such are just the first step. We believe that in the nearby future you will print your spare sparts for your vehicles. You will download your sneakers within 20 years.” (link)

Yet another reason why intellectual property (artificial scarcity) is only going to become a bigger and bigger issue with each passing year.

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