House Judiciary again considers copyright for fashion design, and now auto parts!

Yesterday, The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, held a hearing entitled ”Design Law: Are Special Provisions Needed to Protect Unique Industries?”. Unfortunately, because the Judiciary committee had three hearings, two at the same time, they weren’t able to webcast this one or post audio feeds.

Rashmi and I were there, for the whole thing (started at 2pm, ended at 5:30pm!). Testifying in opposition to the fashion bill was Steve Maiman, co-owner of Stony Apparel who produces young women’s clothing under the Eye Shadow clothing line in stores like Sears, J.C. Penney, Dillard’s, and Belk.

In case you don’t remember the issue, here’s a quick introductory video:

Rashmi’s going to be writing a more in-depth analysis, but I wanted to at least remind people about the issue and drop a link from today’s Womens Wear Daily on the hearing.

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