The Future of 3D Printing, 4D Printing and Augmented Reality
Chapter 6: The flow of reproduction: the reproduction of creativity as part of the proprietary discourse
This chapter will assess how the processes of reproduction and creativity have been impacted by regulation. In particular, it is argued that reproduction is a critical component of creativity, but that there has been little attention paid to the importance of reproduction as part of the creative process. This is the case in both literature analysing ideas and creativity, as well as legal regulation. This chapter therefore proposes the concept of the reproductive flow, representing the importance of reproduction in an RNA-DNA relationship with creativity. The failure to recognise the reproductive flow in philosophical literature and legal rules is considered, and the consequence of this analysed. A definition of reproductive flow is given, in order to set the groundwork for the legal reform proposed in subsequent chapters.
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