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Design Piracy Bill Gets A Thumbs Up From The Senate!

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That was quick!

Faster than a pirate can produce a knockoff, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the design piracy bill on Wednesday, less than a week after it was reintroduced.

Under the re-worked Innovative Design Protection Act, "deliberate copies that are substantially identical to the protected designs" would have protection for three years, something designers have been lobbying for for some time.

Upon hearing the news, the bill's sponsor

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H&M's New Retail Chain Might Have A Name And It's…

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Less than a day after announcing their plans, H&M's new retail chain might already have a name!

Sweden's Dagens Nyheter is reporting a copyright protection application for the name and logo "& other stories" was filed last year with the Swedish Patent and Registration Office and WIPO in Geneva.

& other stories!?

We don't get it.

Do U???

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Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Copyright Infringement Act

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Creating and selling knockoffs just might get more difficult.

On Wednesday morning the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act.

Under the IDPPA, both established and informal designers will receive copyright protection for their "unique and original designs".

Interesting.

We have a feeling there's going to be A LOT of lawsuits in the future.

What do U think of the IDPPA???

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  • I'm torn! (19%)
  • It's bad for those who can't afford originals (53%)
  • It's good for the industry (28%)

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