Fame Appeal Breaks the Law
On October 8th Fame Appeal was forced to take down the article titled “Copyrighting Fashion Almost!” I received an e-mail from Arnold and Porter LLP law firm, demanding removal of this article because author, Lou Ederer, had an “exclusivity agreement” with its publisher Lexis Nexis. As you might recall the article was abou the Innovative Design Protection and Privacy Protection Act, and as a FashionDesigner/Law Student this act hits close to home.
Usually, we try to write our own articles on , however when we reproduce an article on FameAppeal.com we always give credit where credit is due. We are not trying steal information. As a growing independent legal and business blog. we appreciate the value of hardwork and we would never even dream to claim ownership of anyone’s article. Even though we cited where we got the article from, we encountered a situation where the article had an ”exclusivity agreement”with Lexis Nexis! We did not know this and if we did know, would not have posted the article in the first place.
I invite comments especially from Arnold and Porter. And I am in the process of getting in touch with author Lour Ederer to talk about the IDPPPA act. because the purpose behind my blog is to discuss and educate. Just as a reminder, the IDPPPA act is a proposed bill that would protect high-end fashion designs from being infringed upon.