Resources: Copyright and Intellectual Property
- Creative Commons – Free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice.
- Q&A: Makerspaces, Media Labs and Other Forums for Content Creation in Libraries – The American Library Association’s guide to user rights and intellectual property issues for libraries as they create policies for makerspaces or other content creation forums.
- 3 Steps for Licensing Your 3D Printed Stuff – A practical step-by-step process for understanding licensing and 3D printed objects, images, and designs by Michael Weinberg.
- It Will Be Awesome if They Don’t Screw it Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology – Michael Weinberg examines the potential impact of current intellectual property laws on 3D printing and what the future holds.
- The next Napster? Copyright questions as 3D printing comes of age – by Peter Hanna.
- 3D Printing’s Napster Moment – The technology promises a new legal battleground for rights holders, printer developers, and hobbyist figurine makers.
- 3D Printing Settlers of Catan is Probably Not Illegal: Is This a Problem? – By Michael Weinberg.
- (UK) The Intellectual Property Implications of Low-Cost 3D Printing – By Simon Bradshaw, A. Bowyer and P. Haufe.