So we’re talking about this world? Good stuff, I always get confused over what world people are talking about.
and imagine how legitimate businesses would deal with that.
I don’t need to imagine, I already know how they deal with it, quite badly.
You think you can walk into Kinkos and make a copy of a book?
I don’t know what a Kinko is, but I’m guessing it’s some office supply place or a printers. And I’m guessing it’s an American chain, otherwise you probably wouldn’t reference it. As such, I don’t think they offer the same specialised services that the independent printers near me offer. Like the pre-photocopied law books for every year in the Law degree course in the University.
Or, imagine wanting to make X-Wing and Tie Fighters. Think LucasArts will sit back and nod and say “Cool!”
No, they’ll probably say “RAAAAWWR” and punish their paying customer’s by putting restrictions on what you can do with an X-Wing or Tie Fighter, or requiring you to send them a picture of a smashed 3d printer every three weeks.
Stuff like this isn’t a problem until we can buy a cheap replicator and do it in our own homes.
So what you’re saying is that is a problem or it isn’t? The premise of this entire thread is that these things will be in our own homes soon, and that a device for copying books, music, films, games, etc. already exists, as alluded to in my first post. But you decided to be a sarcastic douche, firing out snarky remarks rather than say something constructive discussing the issue.