[Open Design] Legal aspects of Open Design

Astrid van Roij-Lubsen astrid at waag.org
Thu Mar 21 12:29:54 UTC 2013

And here are some links that give a very brief introduction for designers who not yet know anything about the legal aspects of sharing design files online. It's meant to be a starting point for further reading:  


Best regards 

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Verzonden: Maandag 18 maart 2013 09:59:34
Onderwerp: Re: [Open Design] Legal aspects of Open Design


In case these are useful / interesting, some links and references on legal issues in additive manufacturing (or at least as key players see the legal issues): 

S Bradshaw, A Bowyer and P Haufe, "The Intellectual Property Implications of Low-Cost 3D Printing", (2010) 7:1 SCRIPTed 5
-this seems widely cited

'Toward the Printed World: Additive Manufacturing and Implications for National Security'
-defence and national security perspective

-report on AM implications by Atlantic Council 
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'The Materialization of Digital Information and the Digital Economy' report submitted to Social Sciences and Humanities Research council (Canada), includes legislative implications, by Critical Making Lab

'As 3-D Printing Becomes More Accessible, Copyright Questions Arise' 
-on NPR (radio)

-'Tech Brief' write-up on a law firm's website 

Cindy in Helsinki

On 14 Mar 2013, at 19.22, Massimo Menichinelli wrote:

> Hi all,
> here's the discussion about legal aspects on our repository issues:
> https://github.com/OpenDesign-WorkingGroup/Open-Design-Definition/issues/14
> Br,
> Massimo

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