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Rip-off: Creative Copying in Design

Paranoia is growing in the design world at the increasing frequency of idea-stealing by copycat manufacturers.

Banning photography at trade shows is one practical measure but hardly constitutes a tough line of defence against ruthless copyists. Furthermore, independent, cash-strapped designers are all too aware of the financial risk and the probable failure of taking on big companies. But how stringent should copyright laws be? Are we in danger of inhibiting creativity and the democratic sharing of ideas?

Speakers: Nick Crosbie, co-founder of design company Inflate; Martin Raymond of trend-predicting agency The Future Laboratory; leading intellectual property lawyer, Margaret Briffa; and Dave Green, co-editor of tech news site NTK (www.ntk.net).

In the chair: Marcus Fairs, editor of icon magazine.


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Date and Time:

26 May 2004 at 7:00 pm





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