3D Printing: How Will IP Law Handle The “Next Revolution” in Manufacturing?

April 3, 2013

By Cathleen Stadecker 3D printing technology is becoming more popular as companies such as MakerBot Industries continue to introduce more affordable desktop 3D printers.  With these machines, which work by printing layers of plastic, metal, ceramics or other materials, more and more people are “printing” real-life objects –toys, jewelry, shoes, replacement parts – in their [...]

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Speaking of . . . Copyrights | Did Avatar Rip Off Bats and Butterflies? California Court Says No.

December 19, 2012

Misunderstood heroes.  Space travel.  Alien worlds.  Humanoids.  Greed.  Imperialism.  Violence.  Exploitation.  Intercultural war.  Redemption.  And Copyright Infringement? Everyone’s seen the movie Avatar. How many people have read the book Bats and Butterflies? How many people have even heard of it?  The author of Bats and Butterflies alleges that James Cameron’s Avatar is a rip-off. Background [...]

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