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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Can A 3D Scan Be Copyrighted?

Can you Copyright a 3D Scan? New Whitepaper Explains Why Creativity Is Key

Kira [] | June 3, 2016

In a new whitepaper, intellectual property expert Michael Weinberg initiates a captivating discussion around the question of 3D scanning and copyright law. In order to explain why 3D scans are—for the most part—non-copyrightable, Weinberg separates them into two categories, representational and expressive, and presents a compelling case for why avoiding broad copyright protection is the best option for public policy.


<more at; related articles and links:'s%20the%20Deal%20with%20Copyright_%20Final%20version2.pdf (What's the deal with copyright and 3D printing? Michael Weinberg. January 2013) and (3D Scanning: a world without copyright. Michael Weinberg. May 2016)>

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