knockoff ethics and other perils


If you’re in the midst of trying to sell your colleagues on Creative Commons, or are up to your neck in reworking licensing agreements, take a break and browse Counterfeit Chic,  a blog by law professor Susan Scafdi.  Refocus your analysis of copyright and intellectual property to fake designer handbags and Forever 21’s DVF ripoffs. Scafdi, who wrote the excellent Who Owns Culture:Appropriation And Authenticity In American Law takes obvious delight in her subject matter, and presents fake Chanel as the relevant social issue it really is.


3 Responses to knockoff ethics and other perils

  1. Elita says:

    When I worked at the law firm, part of my job was scanning all the newly filed IP cases every morning. One of my faves was when Dooney & Bourke was stealing the Louis Vuitton logos and got sued.

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