3D Printing: Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Implications for Libraries

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Swartz, Mark
Ciccone, Michael
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Fair Dealing , Infringement , Reproduction , Copyright Act
Abstract
What kinds of risks do libraries assume in providing space and 3-D printing technology for patrons to create, invent, tinker or copy physical objects? Can libraries be held liable for indirect or secondary infringements? What are the rights that users have under the Copyright Act to reproduce copyrighted 3-D designs? This session will explore the provisions in the Copyright Act that are relevant to these issues and examine court cases interpreting the provisions.
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