Archives for the category: Regulating 3D printing

November 8, 2012

Creation and copyright law: the case of 3D printing

The Australian Law Reform Commission is conducting an inquiry into copyright law and the digital economy in 2012 and 2013. The Conversation reports.

quotemarksright.jpg... The Australian Law Reform Commission will have to consider the role of copyright law in light of the advent of new information technologies in the digital economy. One of the most notable emerging technologies is 3D printing, which presents both opportunities and challenges for copyright law.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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emily | 9:02 AM | permalink

October 16, 2012

UK Study On 3D Printing — A Call for an Official Policy Framework

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Researchers at Big Innovation Centre Andrew Sissons and Spencer Thompson published in October a report titled Three Dimensional Policy: Why Britain needs a policy framework for 3D, a thought provoking study on 3D printing’s potential to provide a competitive edge within manufacturing and stimulate economic growth – especially in and for the UK. 3DPrinting Industry reports.

quotemarksright.jpgThe report is designed to stimulate debate at the higher echelons of industry and government and puts forward the critical issues:

-- Intellectual property

-- Regulation

-- Legal responsibility

-- Standards

-- Materials

-- Infrastructure

It goes on to present some first steps the government can take towards achieving the coherent 3D printing policy framework.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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emily | 11:13 AM | permalink