Month: February 2006

Pimp my style

I’m starting a new tutorial series which I think of as “pimp my style”. It bares a pale comparison to the TV show. The premise of the series is to take a product produced by a DE (designer-entrepreneur) and to move it up a level with regard to structural design.…

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The Fashion Piracy Paradox

With regard to IP (intellectual property) in fashion comes a paper entitled: The Piracy Paradox: Innovation and Intellectual Property in Fashion Design written by Kal Raustiala and Chris Sprigman (UCLA and UV-Law respectively). The abstract reads in part:

Advocates for strong IP rights argue that absent such rights copyists will free-ride on the efforts of creators and stifle innovation… Yet a significant empirical anomaly exists: the global fashion industry, which produces a huge variety of creative goods without strong IP protection.

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Definitely off topic

While researching an article via the Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka), I happened to read “marriage proposals” off in the left side bar. Not that I’m still in the market but as someone who met, dated and married a man I met over the internet (we even married over the internet, the first to do so), I thought it’d be interesting to read what Sri Lankans found advantageous in a potential mate.…

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