3D Printing: Rights to Data and IT Security in the Field of Additive Manufacturing

An exploration of the legal implications of copyright law for industrial 3D printing, and of the importance of IT security for Additive Manufacturing, by Klaus M. Brisch, LL.M. and Marco Müller-ter Jung, LL.M., DWF Germany

Additive manufacturing is way past the point of only being used for the construction of prototypes. The concept is also applied when manufacturing end products. In the context of 3D printing, this is accompanied by modified production processes, the usage of new raw materials, altered delivery, and performance relationships as well as innovative business concepts, leading to multiple legal questions.

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