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Knockoff Economy How Imitation Spurs Innovation

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ISBN-10: 0195399781

ISBN-13: 9780195399783

Edition: 2012

Authors: Kal Raustiala, Christopher Sprigman

List price: $27.95
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Conventional wisdom holds that intellectual property rights are essential for innovation. But are copyright and patents really necessary to spark creativity? InThe Knockoff Economy, Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman provocatively argue that creativity can not only survive in the face of copying, but can thrive.The Knockoff Economyapproaches the question of incentives and innovation in a wholly new way--by exploring creative fields that do not rely on legal monopolies, such as fashion, cuisine, and even professional football. By uncovering these important but rarely studied creative worlds, Raustiala and Sprigman reveal a nuanced and fascinating relationship between imitation and…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 280
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Introduction
Knockoffs and Fashion Victims
Cuisine, Copying, and Creativity
Comedy and Copyright
Football, Fonts, Finance, and Feist
Conclusion
Epilogue: The Future is Now-Music as a Low-IP Industry