This post is verry long over due so sincere apologies to all
(Life and Love got in the way)
I had promised to write a brief legal guide to issues relevant for the OSH hardware community and have not yet gotton round to do this. I am putting time aside now to hopefully have it finished before the next summit but I need your help !
What are questions and/or issues you have and/or would like this guide to adress ?
I cannot promise to cover or answer them all (havn't mastered the science of cloning yet) but over time we may be able to provide a useful and practical document that will at least help answer the basic and most burning questions we may come across in our projects and work.
So the usual suspects are
- intellectual property rights, certification and licensing ( so copyright, patents, trademark and design rights, trade secrets)
- consumer protection law
- competition law
- privacy and dataprotection ?
- security ?
Looking forward to your comments and feedback
also if you think this is useless or great and want to help out, have relevant documentation and most welcome experiences and tips and tricks from the ground (as I alas as of lately spend most of my time in my lonely ivory tower)