Andres Guadamuz is a Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Sussex and an Associate Researcher of the CREATe Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy. He is an international consultant for the World Intellectual Property Organization, and has been involved with Creative Commons in various roles since 2005. His main research areas are open licensing, software protection, digital copyright, and complexity in networks. Andres has published two books, the most recent is “Networks, Complexity and Internet Regulation”. He blogs about IP and Technology issues at Technollama.
3D printing has the potential to disrupt several areas of our daily lives, and the law will eventually have to respond to some of the challenges posed by the new technology. One topic of interest from a legal perspective will be the implications for intellectual property law, as 3D printing could create new opportunities for widespread infringement. This talk will look at the challenges posed by 3D printing to copyright and design rights by using knitting as an analogy.