fashion, fashion industry, clothing, design, copyright, creativity, knockoff
Is fashion an art? Or a utilitarian part of our life? Thanks to US copyright laws, "fast fashion" companies like H&M and Zara are making windfall gains by copying new designs, even at the expense of small start-ups. But don't start writing legislation yet. Without "fashion copycats" making affordable yet trendy products, the fashion industry would be left dependent on a small-pool of upper-class consumers.
"Fashion Copycats and Copyright Law,"
Marriott Student Review: Vol. 4
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/marriottstudentreview/vol4/iss1/4
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