Online Distribution of Content in the EU
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Online Distribution of Content in the EU

Edited by Taina Pihlajarinne, Juha Vesala and Olli Honkkila

The legal issues surrounding the online distribution of content have recently gained prominence due to the European Commission’s commitment to the Digital Single Market (DSM). This book is one of the first to provide highly topical analysis of the key legal challenges surrounding the online distribution of content, with particular focus on intellectual property rights, competition law and the regulation of new technologies.
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Chapter 10: Different aspects of trade mark confusion with respect to distribution of CAD files in the era of 3D printing

Taina Pihlajarinne and Max Oker-Blom

Abstract

When discussing online content production and distribution, 3D printing (3DP) represents an emerging technology that has the potential to rise to one of the important generators of the next industrial revolution. From a business point of view there are clearly many advantages of 3DP since it makes the manufacturing process much more efficient. The development of 3DP technology will, however, create many kinds of challenges related to intellectual property rights, many of which are of a fundamental nature.

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