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Inventing the Future: Intellectual Property and 3D Printing – by Matthew Rimmer

October 18, 2012

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Photo: MakerBot, Creative Commons 2.0

A new technology – 3D printing – has the potential to make radical changes to aspects of the way in which we live.  Put simply, it allows people to download designs and turn them into physical objects by laying down successive layers of material.  Replacements or parts for household objects such as toys, utensils and gadgets could become available at the press of a button.  With this innovation, however, comes the need to consider impacts on a wide range of forms of intellectual property, as Dr Matthew Rimmer explains.

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