Law Students Go DIY to Explore Digital Copyrights

MAKING AND BREAKING (THE LAW)? How's this for hands-on learning? Two third-year students at New York Law School studying the legal and policy issues around copyrights and technology took it to themselves to build a DIY book scanner--"the opportunity to experience these issues first hand." The duo shares with Ars Technica the windy, improv process by which they built in three days the DIY Book Scanner, capable of scanning 150 pages per minute and, more importantly, "the physical embodiment of [their] academic work" on what the new dawn of 3-D printing means for copyrights. NPR also tackled this question by looking at how simple it was to make the first-ever NPR action figure using a Microsoft Kinect and 3-D printer.

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