Save Left Shark: Katy Perry, Intellectual Property, and 3D Printing

Rimmer, Matthew (2016) Save Left Shark: Katy Perry, Intellectual Property, and 3D Printing. Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin.


There has been much interest in how intellectual property law, policy and practice will adapt to the emergence of 3D printing and the maker movement. Intellectual property lawyers will have to grapple with the impact of additive manufacturing upon a variety of forms of intellectual property — including copyright law, trade mark law, designs law, patent law and trade secrets. The disruptive technology of 3D printing will both pose opportunities and challenges for legal practitioners and policy makers.A performance by pop princess Katy Perry at the 2015 Super Bowl has sparked a public controversy over intellectual property, internet memes and 3D printing.

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ID Code: 92878
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Keywords: Intellectual Property, 3D Printing, Maker Movement, Katy Perry, Left Shark, Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Parody, Satire
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Matthew Rimmer
Deposited On: 15 Feb 2016 00:16
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2016 00:16

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