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IP in the fashion world is a curious thing: READ this cool story of a Savile Row tailor who said “yes” to a writer who wanted to copy one of his signature jackets. Then WATCH Tom Ford‘s take on “The Ecology of Creativity in Fashion.”

Design Patents & the Future of Fashion

I had to attend the Struktur conference vicariously this year, but I had the great fortune of attending this creative summit for active, outdoor and urban design last year. The organizers had approached me because of my TED.com talk on the lack of copyright protection in the fashion industry. It… More

Congressional Entertainment Caucus: Los Angeles Hearing

In August 2003, The Lear Center and Diane Watson, chair of the Congressional Entertainment Caucus, held the first Los Angeles Entertainment Caucus Hearing to address FCC ownership rules, piracy, runaway productions, intellectual property and copyright infringement.

Ready to Share: Fashion & the Ownership of Creativity

Ready to Share, the Lear Center’s landmark event on fashion and the ownership of creativity, explored the fashion industry’s enthusiastic embrace of sampling, appropriation and borrowed inspiration, core components of every creative process. Discussion sessions covered fashion and creativity; intellectual property law; fashion and entertainment; and the future of sharing.… More

Innovative Cultures of Copying

As part of its Initiative on the Humanistic Study of Innovation, Indiana University, Bloomington, has invited the Lear Center’s Deputy… More