Ever wanted a life-sized action figure of yourself or your favorite professor? 3-D printing may be the answer to your prayers.
Old laws, however, nonetheless apply to new technologies as copyright claims are becoming the norm for folks printing 3-D busts of iconic, copyright protected characters such as Yoda.
NPR has more on this developing legal arena.
Other possible legal questions associated with this technology? Rights of publicity (think Beyoncé action figures) and secondary liability for the companies that create the printers.