This will be interesting to watch.
EFF has filed a brief in Defense Distributed v. Department of State, a case that could push forward recognition for the hard fought principle that publishing computer files that communicate information, even in an esoteric format, is speech protected by the First Amendment.
Source: In 3-D Printing Case, “Code Is Speech” Faces New Challenges | Electronic Frontier Foundation
This is an interesting counterpoint to gun control rhetoric: It’s cold, there are plenty of data cited, and it calls into question most current enforced or proposed strategies. I’m not saying that we should not have some level of gun control, but I tend to agree that most of the strategies in place don’t work and finding a real answer is more complicated than anyone seems to think.
A criminologist and gun control skeptic explains why it won’t work.
Source: A Criminologist’s Case Against Gun Control | TIME
New developments in the 3D-printed firearms world. My suggestion is to download Liberator files and proliferate them before they’re locked-down for good.
Should Americans be allowed to say and share whatever they want online, even if that “speech” is a blueprint for a gun?
Source: Feds Tighten Restrictions on 3-D Printed Gun Files Online | WIRED
Because information is currency, and currency is power. Those who fear power in the hands of the many fear information in the hands of the people.
A gun group is picking a fight that could raise new conflicts between proponents of arms control and free speech.
Source: 3-D Printed Gun Lawsuit Starts the War Between Arms Control and Free Speech | WIRED