Nov 1, 2010
But others disagree with the senator. "The industry is actually working very well today, and there is no compelling reason to change," Kal Raustiala, a law professor at the University of California, says. "The point of copyright laws is to ensure that copying doesn't kill creativity. In fashion, we have long seen copying coexist with creativity. Indeed, copying often fosters creativity." Some fashion designers in recent years have been pushing for more protection after seeing their designs quickly replicated by H&M, Zara, Forever 21 and others. The proposed law, which has bipartisan support, would protect unique designs for three years.
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