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Law’s track record of tackling futuristic foils isn’t the strongest, but novel issues are testing its hand. Notable among these is the 3-D printer, a device that in addition to building handbags and houses portends the possibility of guns, knives and other tools threatening in the wrong hands.

Ian Lopez

Ian Lopez is a litigation editor for Law.com. He's also the author of What's Next, a weekly briefing on the intersection of law and technology. You can reach Ian at ilopez@alm.com. On Twitter - @IanMichaelLopez

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