Congress Hears Views On IP Bill For Fashion Designs

Law360, New York (February 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A bill aimed at protecting fashion designers from piracy drew starkly divided opinions at a hearing in Congress Thursday, with one designer calling the bill the fashion industry's top priority and the owner of a small design company warning it could decimate firms like his.

“I know this business; it is my life. And I am here today to tell you that extending the copyright laws to the fashion industry is a thoroughly bad idea,” Steve Maiman, co-owner of clothing design firm Stony Apparel, said at...
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