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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Intellectual Propety (IP) Protection for 3D Scanning and Printing

3D Scanning: the Achilles Heel of IP Protection for 3D Printing

John Hornick and Carlos Rosario | July 28, 2015

Jerry Fisher unexpectedly found himself in legal hot water after publishing 3D models of a famous Michelangelo statue located on Augustana College’s campus. Mr. Fisher used hundreds of photographs of the statue to create a 3D model. After uploading the model to MakerBot’s Thingiverse, Augustana College requested that Mr. Fisher take it down, on the grounds that he had violated copyright law.

<more at; related link: (3D Printing at the Center of Controversial Intellectual Property Debate. January 6, 2015) and (Germany: 3D Printers And Intellectual Property Rights. August 21, 2014)>

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