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Category Archives: 3D measurement

How 3D scanning will preserve the heritage of life on Earth

An initiative called Digital Life, as part of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, are aiming “to preserve the heritage of life on Earth” using 3D scanning technology. According to their website, the non-profit project, Digital Life, is all about “creating and sharing high-quality and accurate 3D models of living organisms”...
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Is it possible to copyright 3D scans?

As part of a recent 'white-paper', IP (intellectual property) guru Dr Michael Weinberg starts a fascinating discussion about the question of 3D scanning and 3D measurement and the copyright law around it. In order to argue why 3D scans are 'non-copyrightable', Dr Weinberg separates them into 2 separate categories, 'representational' and 'expressive', and puts forward a strong case for why avoiding standard copyright protection...
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