Create it REAL Develops New Solution to 3D Printing Copyright Issues

Intellectual property continues to be a big issue in 3D printing. The industry has been compared frequently to the music industry in the 1990s and early 2000s, as digital technology…

Protecting 3D Printed Designs – Can Trade Dress Rights Fill the Void?

Imagine you’ve designed a new product with 3D printing.  Thinking of ways to protect it can be a daunting challenge.  Hopefully, you’ll consider some basic agreements with any third parties…

Understanding Why the Copyright Office is Looking into 3D Printing

For much of this year, the US Copyright Office has been looking into 3D printing. Recently, I feel some commenters here at 3Dprint.com have fundamentally misunderstood the proceeding and confused…

Stratasys Urges Copyright Office to Deny Proposal for 3D Printer ‘JailBreaking’

Stratasys is asking the US Copyright Office to deny a proposal that would make it legal to “jailbreak” 3D printers to allow the use of third party materials, and the issue…

California Assembly Bill AB-37 Aims for Posting 3D Printing Rules & Warnings in Libraries

While 3D printing has been transforming and ‘disrupting’ so many traditional methods for designing, prototyping, and manufacturing, it may also prove itself to be disruptive in an area many designers…

CES on the Hill: Pinshape to Represent the 3D Printing Community & Intellectual Property Issues in Front of Congress

Whenever the intellectual property and copyright legalities start popping up in conversation regarding 3D design and 3D printing, most of us immediately and quietly think “why can’t we all just…

UK Study Assesses Legal and Industry Ramifications of 3D Printing & Intellectual Property

When the military and the government begin looking into a unique technology — and using it for previously unheard-of exercises and means to an end — you know it’s something of…

Sioux Falls Maker Accused of Infringing on Copyright Laws with 3D Models of Michelangelo’s Statues

My most memorable art teacher in high school, a lively woman from the UK and a great artist in her own right, used to allow us great latitude in deciding…

Security Program in the Works to Combat 3D Printing Piracy, and Gun Making

A Japanese 3D-printing firm has created a new security program that aims to block the production of unauthorized and pirated 3D-printed products. Dai Nippon Printing (DNP), which is among Japan’s…


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