Initial Publication Date: February 23, 2015

Intellectual Property Implications of 3D Scanning and Printing

by Dr. Franek Hasiuk, GeoFabLab, Iowa State University,

The ease of 3D Scanning, Modeling and Printing has begun a 21st century chapter in the ongoing story of intellectual property. When exactly does a copy infringe on the artist's right to profit from their work?