And yet… as always happens with intellectual property, it’s after such benefits accrue that the leaders in the market seek to put in place stricter intellectual property laws. They always claim it’s to “protect” intellectual property, but the reality is that it’s to restrict competition, slow down innovation and allow the top designers greater monopoly rents on their offerings, such that they don’t have to compete as much, nor innovate as much. It’s pure rent seeking.

Mike Masnick über die mögliche Wiedereinführung von Copyright in die Modeindustrie.