One of the magical side effects of having a culture of copying is the establishment of trends. People think this is a magical thing. How does it happen? Because it’s legal [in the fashion industry] for people to copy one another.

Johanna Blakley

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“Lessons from Fashion’s Free Culture.” TEDxUSC. Apr. 2010. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Lessons from Fashion's Free Culture." TEDxUSC. Apr. 2010. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from media maven Johanna Blakley's 2010 TED Talk on the significance of the fashion industry in terms of copyright law. In this Talk, Blakley explains how the lack of copyright protection in fashion benefits both creativity in design as well as sales. This particular quote means that unlike in other industries, it is legal in the fashion industry for designers to copy one another, and this causes trends to form, which in turn helps move product. Watch the full TED Talk here: Johanna Blakley - Lessons from Fashion's Free Culture