DiDIY requires thinking about how to manage new sources of risk

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... that besides allowing a new flourishing of creativity, DiDIY also makes it easier for private individuals to create dangerous items such as guns (as illustrated by the 3D printed “Liberator” pistol) away from traditional mechanisms of control. One challenge for society will be to think about how to properly manage this new source of risk without unduly infringing upon individual liberties, or curtailing the beneficial potential of DiDIY. This need not necessarily entail the introduction of new laws; other measures are worth considering, such as encouraging self-regulation among the communities involved.

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