THREE-dimensional printing, COPYRIGHT, RAPID prototyping, 3-D printers, and MASHUPS (Internet)
The article discusses the legal implications of three-dimensional (3D) printing as of March 2014. 3D printing expands the scope of inputs for a mashup, and many of the types of things that mashups draw from, such as videos, music, and photographs, are protected by copyright. Other copyright law concerns of 3D printing include the doctrine of severability, merger, and protection for sites hosting 3D printing files.
The author talks about his blog, Law in the Making, which he started with fellow lawyer Haran Aruliah, which discussed legal issues concerning three-dimensional (3D) technologies such as printing and scanning. He asserts that the legal implications of 3D printing extends beyond the U.S. He also adds that differences in design protections have implications for 3D printing and that 3D printing may create larger gaps in product liability law.