Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Keywords

copyright, 3D printers, 3D printing, magic

Abstract

3D printing is a technology of such surprise and wonder that it verges on the magical. But what if 3D printers actually were magic? How would copyright law treat the wizards who used them? This Comment uses the magical analogy to make familiar doctrines strange, and a strange technology familiar.

This Comment was prepared as an invited comment on Kyle Dolinsky's "CAD’s Cradle: Untangling Copyrightability, Derivative Works, and Fair Use in 3D Printing" for the 2013 Washington and Lee Student Notes Colloquium.

Journal

71 Washington and Lee Law Review (2014).

Disciplines

Intellectual Property

Recommended Citation

71 Washington and Lee Law Review (2014).