The book, which will be presented in two parts, aims to provide an in-depth consideration of the intellectual property implications of 3D printing in Part I, before moving on to a consideration of the legal and intellectual property challenges posed by future and emerging technologies in Part II.

The chapter considers how effectively and harmoniously intellectual property (IP) regimes, in particular copyright and patent, respond to emerging technologies and innovation, such as 3D printing and 3D scanning. The chapter will commence with a brief introduction to 3D printing before moving on to a detailed analysis of UK and Australian jurisprudence as it relates to 3D printing and 3D scanning.

This report discusses the legal treatment of parodies in seven jurisdictions that have implemented a copyright exception for parody. The jurisdictions include Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, UK, and USA. The report identifies possible regulatory options for benefiting from a parody exception to copyright infringement, and distils the (economic and non-economic) rationales developed by legislators and courts. The report concludes by setting out a list of policy options.