3D Printing, Copyright and Software: What is the Mischief?

On Thursday 10th March, Dr. Dinusha Mendis was invited to present her research on the impact of emerging technologies, such as 3D printing on copyright and software.

The event was organised by Mr. Julian Hobbins, Deputy Chairman of  the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) and hosted by Lord Tim Clement-Jones (Spokesperson for Creative Industries) at the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster.

Dr. Mendis’s presentation titled ‘3D Printing, Copyright and Software: What is the Mischief’? explored the intellectual property implications surrounding Computer-Aided Design (CAD) files needed for 3D printing and the legal position from a UK and European perspective.

Other speakers on the day included Mr. Richard Bach, Assistant Director of the Cyber Security Digital Economy Unit DCMS and Mr. Richard Pharro, CEO at APMGCyber Essentials.