Should fashion designs be eligible for copyrights? When I listen to people talk about this issue, many of the same interesting arguments come up. These people know about designer knockoffs and feel that something is not quite fair about them. Yet they also view copyists as moving innovation along in the fashion world. Copying releases […]
The government issues thousands of new patents every week — each one a new regulation — with little to no oversight or review.
Suppose Daniel, a singer, writes a song that becomes very popular. After listening to the song, Josh, another singer, performs it with his own band. How would you respond to Daniel’s complaints that Josh stole his song? If Josh makes money from performing the song, does Daniel deserve a fraction (or all) of Josh’s earnings? […]