"3D printing has stagnated" is Francis Bitonti's complaint in an interview with Dezeen. Bitonti, a designer, is heavily involved with 3D printing. Stagnation is is not very good news, but who is to blame? "Intellectual property" he says. Of course, thinks this Kat, who else could be to blame?
This Kat is very fond of those standing at the forefront of creativity and innovation, but cannot understand the discontent some of them express against intellectual property.
Mr Bitonti is, together with designer Michael Schmidt, behind one of the most iconic 3D printing fashion products, a gown for Ms Dita Von Teese (depicted right). Isn't IP a tool for the protection and/or commercialization of their efforts and creativity?