December 12, 2017

California Assembly Bill AB-37 Aims for Posting 3D Printing Rules & Warnings in Libraries

From 3DPrint.com:

With the enormity of the transformation 3D printing is presenting, along with the open-source and sharing community, there has been some level of concern that policymakers will get involved and squelch its potential before even a fraction of it has been realized. With that in mind, most makers will cringe slightly to hear about a bill in the California Assembly called AB-37. Not all that surprising with so many libraries beginning to evolve into offering 3D printing, this bill calls for signs to be posted warning against misuse should 3D printing crimes ensue. Signs would also issue warnings of consequences for illegal behavior.

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See Also: California Bill Would Require Libraries Post Scary Warning Signs Not To Do Infringy Stuff With 3D Printers (via TechDirt)

See Also:  ALA Publishes Report on Need to Develop Institutional Policies Regarding 3D Printing in Libraries (January 6, 2015)

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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