Why this Gucci knockoff is totally legal

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  • Published on:  Thursday, September 6, 2018
  • Knockoffs are everywhere in fashion. So is the controversy they inspire.

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    Allbirds says Steve Madden copied their sneakers. Gucci says Forever 21 ripped off their green-red-green stripes. Adidas says Zara knocked off their Yeezys.

    In the Constitution, Congress has the power to stop copying by giving authors and inventors “the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.”

    But there’s a catch. These protections must “promote the progress” of creative industries.

    Conventional wisdom holds that copying kills innovation and hurts industry progress. But within the fashion industry, experts like New York University law professor Christopher Sprigman say the ease of copying is actually good for creativity.

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  • J C
    J C  2 days ago +1

    China is cancer to world.

  • mokaboo
    mokaboo  3 days ago

    I think copyrighting the shape of clothes is kinda weird

  • Ginnie M
    Ginnie M  7 days ago

    This clip reminded me of Disney and its cling onto copyright laws.

  • James Ye
    James Ye  7 days ago


  • Matthew Sawczyn
    Matthew Sawczyn  7 days ago

    2:52 he speaks for all of us

  • PokeObsession
    PokeObsession  14 days ago

    @dietprada lol

  • Aziz Rahman
    Aziz Rahman  14 days ago

    Not really bothered. If you're going to charge $1000 for a pair of shoes, people will prefer the cheaper option.

  • George
    George  14 days ago

    I thought she was Keira Knightly before she started talking haha

  • Glue Stone
    Glue Stone  21 days ago

    Fasion is out of fasion. Why? Because what if the sell limited edition it's a win win situation for the producers and the consumers .

  • stischer47
    stischer47  28 days ago +2

    I decided once to splurge on one of those high end shirts (brand unnamed). After about a month of normal wear and tear, the seams were coming undone and I'd lost a poorly sewn-on button. After that I stuck with the $20 shirts, some I've had for years and still look good. Designer label does not equal quality product.

  • Abdul Rehman
    Abdul Rehman  1 months ago

    the obsession of claiming things their own shows the materialistic mindset of people.
    Everyone with even a hind of seemingly new idea wants to get paid for that ................ by the way this comment is my intellectual property, you can use it after my permission, which I can give for a small amount.

  • Mariah and the Lambily

    I got gucci shoes for $700 and the quality is sooo bad. The worst. It has just been 1 year and it is already wrinkly and worn out. I bought leather shoes from Bata for 5 years ago and it’s still in perfect condition.
    Gucci is overrated

  • Unicorn Toots
    Unicorn Toots  1 months ago

    4:04 lol why would you name a brand acne

  • Kevin Len
    Kevin Len  1 months ago

    gucci toilets.

  • s b
    s b  1 months ago

    i would never buy gussi or dolce&gabbana its for low class

  • Eric x
    Eric x  2 months ago

    The irritant testifying hurt his industry more than helped....

  • Math
    Math  2 months ago +1

    So, how about Kim Kardashian attempting to copyright the word "Kimono"?

  • Binozia - Tech
    Binozia - Tech  2 months ago

    People always trying to be something they are not

    thats why I choose Bucchi

  • FullFledged2010
    FullFledged2010  2 months ago

    I like to copyright the shape of a wheel. So every person on the planet has to go back to the stone age except me 🧐

  • Quamhe Berri
    Quamhe Berri  2 months ago +1

    China has left the chat