Songwriters have legal protections of their songs; authors have protections of their works–so why don’t fashion designers have protections of their works?
If the Senate Judiciary Committee’s unanimous vote for the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prohibition Act is any indication, U.S. fashion designers will soon have similar legal protections for their designs. Copyright infringement suits aren’t rare in the fashion world; however, victories, such as this one for Forever 21, are very rare.
- Project Copyright! Bill Giving IP Protection to Fashion Moves Forward (blogs.wsj.com)
- Senate Judiciary Committee Moves Forward On Fashion Copyright (techdirt.com)
- US Senate panel acts to protect fashion (alternet.org)
- The Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act (themoderatevoice.com)