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Published: 13 December 2012

280 Pages


ISBN: 9780195399783

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The Knockoff Economy

How Imitation Sparks Innovation

Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman

  • Highly engrossing and readable tour of the an important underside of the American economy
  • Features wonderful stories about on fashion companies that specialize in knockoffs, coaches who copy plays from other teams, and comedians who lift jokes and routines from their rivals
  • Will upend our understanding of copyright and indeed the necessity of originality itself
  • Authors have already received acclaim for their work on the topic in major media outlets

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