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26 May 2010 . Comments Off

Fashion’s dirty little secret

A Slashdot post brought this wonderful TED Talk to my attention. Johanna Blakely describes how creativity in fashion thrives despite the virtual absence of intellectual property protections. This really calls into question the argument that we need copyright to encourage innovation. Check it out, and also take a look at her website at readytoshare.org. I love the Dali quote on her website: ”Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.”

Eric Celeste / Saint Paul, Minnesota / 651.323.2009 / efc@clst.org