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The knockoff economy : how imitation sparks innovation

Author: Kal Raustiala; Christopher Jon Sprigman
Publisher: Oxford [U.K.] ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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? In The 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 Economy approaches the question of incentives and innovation in a wholly new way--by
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kal Raustiala; Christopher Jon Sprigman
ISBN: 9780195399783 0195399781
OCLC Number: 757485731
Description: 272 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Knockoffs and fashion victims --
Cuisine, copying, and creativity --
Comedy vigilantes --
Football, fonts, finance, and feist --
Conclusion : copies and creativity --
Epilogue : the future of music.
Other Titles: How imitation sparks innovation
Responsibility: Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman.

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Driven by a counterintuitive thesis that has been highlighted in both The New Yorker and The New York Timesc The Knockoff Economy is an engrossing and highly entertaining tour through the economic  Read more...
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"Raustiala and Sprigman have some good news: copying and creativity can co-exist. Using extensive industry case studies of fashion, fonts, jokes, recipes, and other sectors, they remind us that a Read more...

 
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