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3D Printing and Personal Production

Gerard Magliocca

Gerard N. Magliocca is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Professor Magliocca is the author of three books and over twenty articles on constitutional law and intellectual property. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford, his law degree from Yale, and joined the faculty after two years as an attorney at Covington and Burling and one year as a law clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Professor Magliocca has received the Best New Professor Award and the Black Cane (Most Outstanding Professor) from the student body, and in 2008 held the Fulbright-Dow Distinguished Research Chair of the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, The Netherlands. He was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) in 2013.

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3 Responses

  1. Woody says:

    Gerard,
    Do you think it’s possible that the “IKEA effect” is at play here? We tend to value things we have created/labored with over pre-assembled products.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikea_Effect

    Do you think this might be the case with 3D printing as well?

  2. paean says:

    Depending on the state of the technology it might be the exact opposite of the Ikea effect: printing an object will require so little effort that people will print out far more objects than they ever use.

  3. Sykes Five says:

    My office is evidence of the latter.