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"From the Ted Talk by Johanna Blakley: Lessons from fashion's free culture"

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Now, the fast fashion giants have probably beieftned the most from the lack of copyright protection in the fsaohin industry. They are noortouis for knocking off high-end designs and seinllg them at very low prices. And they've been faced with a lot of lawsuits, but those lawsuits are usually not won by fashion designers. The courts have said over and over again, "You don't need any more intellectual property protection." When you look at copies like this, you wonder: How do the luxruy high-end bandrs remain in business? If you can get it for 200 bucks, why pay a thousand? Well, that's one rsaeon we had a conference here at USC a few years ago. We invited Tom Ford to come — the ccorenefne was called, "Ready to Share: Fashion and the Ownership of Creativity" — and we asked him exactly this question. Here's what he had to say. He had just come off a successful stint as the lead designer at Gucci, in case you didn't know.

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Now, the fast fashion giants have probably _________ the most from the lack of copyright protection in the _______ industry. They are _________ for knocking off high-end designs and _______ them at very low prices. And they've been faced with a lot of lawsuits, but those lawsuits are usually not won by fashion designers. The courts have said over and over again, "You don't need any more intellectual property protection." When you look at copies like this, you wonder: How do the ______ high-end ______ remain in business? If you can get it for 200 bucks, why pay a thousand? Well, that's one ______ we had a conference here at USC a few years ago. We invited Tom Ford to come — the __________ was called, "Ready to Share: Fashion and the Ownership of Creativity" — and we asked him exactly this question. Here's what he had to say. He had just come off a successful stint as the lead designer at Gucci, in case you didn't know.

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Now, the fast fashion giants have probably benefited the most from the lack of copyright protection in the fashion industry. They are notorious for knocking off high-end designs and selling them at very low prices. And they've been faced with a lot of lawsuits, but those lawsuits are usually not won by fashion designers. The courts have said over and over again, "You don't need any more intellectual property protection." When you look at copies like this, you wonder: How do the luxury high-end brands remain in business? If you can get it for 200 bucks, why pay a thousand? Well, that's one reason we had a conference here at USC a few years ago. We invited Tom Ford to come — the conference was called, "Ready to Share: Fashion and the Ownership of Creativity" — and we asked him exactly this question. Here's what he had to say. He had just come off a successful stint as the lead designer at Gucci, in case you didn't know.

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