Whither fashion copyright?

That’s the title of a post by economist Ed Lopez (pictured left) on Tyler Cowen’s well-loved Marginal Revolution blog.  Ed takes a look at proposals to extend copyright to fashion, which have been banging around in Congress now since 2006, and offers a number of reasons why they haven’t passed.

Here’s our take . . . For reasons we’ve explained, fashion copyright is not needed, and would threaten to undermine innovation in the fashion industry.  We know that some of our readers will be shocked by the suggestion, but maybe not every bad idea with money behind it succeeds in Washington?

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