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.”
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
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.
In the September 9, 2003 issue of The Christian Science Monitor, Lear Center Senior Fellows David Bollier and Laurie Racine explore why fashion, film, and music take such radically different approaches to the control 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
Lear Center Deputy Director Johanna Blakley delivered a witty and incisive talk at the 2010 TEDxUSC about how the fashion industry flourishes creatively and financially without the protection of copyright, while other creative industries — music, TV and movies — are often hobbled by draconian copyright laws.
Duke Law Professor Jennifer Jenkins and intellectual property lawyer Christine Cox explore the relationship between fashion and various U.S. intellectual property regimes, examining why fashion design is generally not protectable under copyright, design patent, trademark or trade dress.
Lear Center Senior Fellow David Bollier and Robert McChesney address the changing politics of the media, technology and culture, including how corporations misuse copyright and trademark law to stifle creativity and free speech.