In Pursuit of Clarity: The Conundrum of CAD Software and Copyright – Seeking Direction Through Case Law.

Mendis, D., 2018. In Pursuit of Clarity: The Conundrum of CAD Software and Copyright – Seeking Direction Through Case Law. European Intellectual Property Review. (In Press)

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Abstract

Through the application of selected statutes and case law drawn from the United Kingdom (UK), this paper will explore the copyright status of three-dimensional design files and will particularly question whether they can be protected as literary and / or artistic works. In responding to this question, the paper highlighting gaps and challenges inherent in the law and adopts a ‘coherentist’ and ‘regulatory instrumentalist’ analysis in responding to the challenges and providing recommendations for the future.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0142-0461
Uncontrolled Keywords:3D printing; CAD; software; designs; intellectual property law; addiitve manufacturing; copyright; copyright; computer programs; CAD design files; 3D models; software
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:31018
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:20 Jul 2018 13:34
Last Modified:30 Jul 2018 10:52

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