Revisiting the copyright status of 3D printing design files

Dinev, Plamen. 2020. Revisiting the copyright status of 3D printing design files. European Intellectual Property Review, 42(2), pp. 94-100. ISSN 0142-0461 [Article]

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This article examines the copyright status of 3D printing design files under CDPA 1988. By dissecting the digital modelling process and drawing on relevant subsistence requirements, it aims to offer clear guidance on the circumstances where printable design models may be subject to protection.

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© 2020 Thomson Reuters. This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in European Intellectual Property Review following peer review. The published version is available online on Westlaw.


Copyright; Infringement; Literary works; Three-dimensional printing

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1 January 2020Published
1 July 2019Accepted

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23 May 2022 09:46

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23 May 2022 12:55

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