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Information Technology and Law Series

3D Printing

Legal, Philosophical and Economic Dimensions

Editors: van den Berg, Bibi, van der Hof, Simone, Kosta, Eleni (Eds.)

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  • First international academic volume on the legal, philosophical, economic questions surrounding the rise of 3D printing
  • Collates a wide variety of academic discussions on 3D printing from different disciplines
  • Broadens and deepens the discussion on 3D printing beyond the merely technical discussion
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The book in front of you is the first international academic volume on the legal, philosophical and economic aspects of the rise of 3D printing.

In recent years 3D printing has become a hot topic. Some claim that it will revolutionize production and mass consumption, enabling consumers to print anything from clothing, automobile parts and guns to various foods, medication and spare parts for their home appliances. This may significantly reduce our environmental footprint, but also offers potential for innovation and creativity.

At the same time 3D printing raises social, ethical, regulatory and legal questions. If individuals can print anything they want, how does this affect existing systems of intellectual property rights? What are the societal consequences of the various types of products one can print with a 3D printer, for example weapons? Should all aspects of 3D printing be regulated, and if so, how and to what ends? How will businesses (have to) change their way of working and their revenue model in light of the shift to printing-on-demand? How will the role of product designers change in a world where everyone has the potential to design their own products? These and other questions are addressed in high quality and in-depth contributions by academics and experts, bringing together a wide variety of academic discussions on 3D printing from different disciplines as well as presenting new views, broadening the 

discussion beyond the merely technical dimension of 3D printing.

Bibi van den Berg is Associate Professor at eLaw, the Center for Law and Digital Technologies at Leiden University, The Netherlands. Simone van der Hof is Full Professor at eLaw in Leiden and Eleni Kosta is Associate Professor at TILT, the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society at Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-7

    Berg, Bibi

  • When 3D Printing and the Law Get Together, Will Crazy Things Happen?

    Pages 11-35

    Weinberg, Michael

  • CC-PlusDesign.eu—Or How to Apply Creative Commons Licences to 3D Printed Products in the Light of the Most Recent Developments of the European Court of Justice Case Law

    Pages 37-63

    Margoni, Thomas

  • From Material Scarcity to Artificial Abundance: The Case of FabLabs and 3D Printing Technologies

    Pages 65-83

    Filippi, Primavera (et al.)

  • Possible Printings: On 3D Printing, Database Ontology, and Open (Meta)Design

    Pages 87-98

    Mul, Jos

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-6265-096-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-6265-095-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
3D Printing
Book Subtitle
Legal, Philosophical and Economic Dimensions
Editors
  • Bibi van den Berg
  • Simone van der Hof
  • Eleni Kosta
Series Title
Information Technology and Law Series
Series Volume
26
Copyright
2016
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
T.M.C. Asser Press and the authors
eBook ISBN
978-94-6265-096-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6265-096-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-6265-095-4
Series ISSN
1570-2782
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 212
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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