3D Scanning and Printing: Copyright and Legal Issues

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2020

12:00pm – 12:00pm

Presented by Hope OKeeffe
Libraries are increasingly involved in collecting, creating, printing, programming, and providing makerspaces for patrons to work with 3D imaging. What are the legal implications? Are 3D scans subject to copyright? What if the item being scanned is rights-restricted by copyright, trademark, patent, or contract? How can the library use 3D tech? Are libraries responsible for patron scans or printing? How should librarians advise patrons? Should patron uses be restricted by library policy? What are the possible platforms and uses of 3D tech? We’ll touch on these issues, using real life case studies, and explore audience questions and experiences with 3D.

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