Wrongs and Rights

Written By Michael Weinberg

In the world of 3D printing, copyright may not mean what you think it does.

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MICHAEL WEINBERG is vice president of Public Knowledge, a nonprofit advocacy group that represents consumers in technology policy issues in Washington, D.C. @MWeinbergPK

3D PRINTING IS ABOUT TO TURN MOST OF WHAT YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW ON ITS HEAD. Although physical objects can be protected by copyright, patent, or trademark, that protection is not always the same as the protection of digital goods like photographs or computer code. Among other things, this can lead to confusion about open-source ...

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