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Vol 24 No 7 July/August 2019

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The State of Creativity: The Future of 3D Printing, 4D Printing and Augmented Reality

ISBN13: 9781786438263
Published: April 2019
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00

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Creativity has been integral to the development of the modern State, and yet is it becoming increasingly sidelined, especially as a result of the development of new machinic technologies including 3D printing. Arguing that inner creativity has been endangered by the rise of administrative regulation, James Griffin explores a number of reforms to ensure that upcoming regulations do take creativity into account.

The State of Creativity examines how the State has become distanced from individual processes of creativity. This book investigates how the failure to incorporate creativity into administrative regulation is, in fact, adversely impacting the regulation of new technologies such as 3D and 4D printing and augmented reality, by focusing on issues concerning copyright and patents.

This is an important read for intellectual property law scholars, as well as those studying computer science who wish to gain a more in-depth understanding of the current laws surrounding digital technologies such as 3D printing in our modern world. Legal practitioners wanting to remain abreast of developments surrounding 3D printing will also benefit from this book.

IT and Internet Law
1. The history of pro(creation)
2. A third dimension: Creativity and the Individual – State relationship
3. A virtual reality? Creativity and the Individual: The importance of creative space
4. A fourth dimension: The administrative core
5. A fourth dimension imperilled by the third? The threatening space between the zone of discourse and the administrative core
6. The flow of reproduction – The reproduction of creativity as part of the proprietary discourse
7. An augmented reality (1) – Identifying the process of creativity
8. An augmented reality (2) – Reform – The proposed licensing system
9. An augmented reality (3) – The proposed regulatory body
10. Conclusion – The future of the creative State