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International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA): hologram counterfeiting and the hologram image register
Author(s): Ian M. Lancaster; Lewis T. Kontnik
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Paper Abstract

This three-part paper describes the work of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association, and its Hologram Image Register. We also examine the international copyright conventions as they apply to holography and the dangers of counterfeit or `pass-off' holograms. In November 1992 the International Hologram Manufacturers Association was established and the Association now has some 40 members which between them represent a large part of the first-world's production of commercial holograms. In April this year the IHMA started the Hologram Image Register. This resource is designed to prevent the inadvertent copying of intrinsically valuable holograms. The paper explains the methods by which counterfeiters have attempted to have false holograms produced and examines the dangers of counterfeit hologram production to individual holographers and to the flourishing business of holography.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2333, Fifth International Symposium on Display Holography, (17 February 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.201941
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Ian M. Lancaster, Reconnaissance Holographics Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Lewis T. Kontnik, Reconnaissance Holographics Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2333:
Fifth International Symposium on Display Holography
Tung H. Jeong, Editor(s)

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