Fashion Commons

David Bollier and Laurie Racine write about vitality in the fashion industry and how that business isn’t marked by the bitter battles over IP rights that characterize music and motion pictures.

In a thematically-related research paper titled “The Piracy Paradox: Innovation and Intellectual Property in Fashion Design,” Kal Raustiala and Chris Sprigman argue that the copying that we see in fashion is a part of a “low-IP” equilibrium that may promote innovation, rather than deter it.

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