Art by Madeline DuvallThe fashion industry used to be a place where designers would creatively think of designs with the hopes of coming up with a collection that has an unusual quality to it. However, now it seems that instead of companies taking time to formulate distinctive clothing concepts, they prefer to just purloin others. It is time for consumers to become more … [Read more...] about Stealing Ideas in Fashion Should Not be a Trend
Art by Jordan Smith In a 1994 interview, Steve Jobs said, “Picasso had a saying, ‘Good artists copy, great artists steal.’” Actually, Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky said it first. Or maybe it was renowned poet T.S. Eliot. After years of manipulation and modification, the true origin of the saying remains unclear, rendering it emblematic of the discipline it … [Read more...] about “Great Artists Steal”: Where is the Line Between Inspiration and Imitation?
Photos by Kristin Vartan On the runway, street style and high fashion are separate entities. On the streets of Los Angeles, the lines can get blurred — through the trade of imitated and even counterfeit goods. This is especially the case in the hustle-and-bustle of The Fashion District’s Santee Alley in Downtown Los Angeles and Chinatown, Pepperdine senior Rebecca Franklin … [Read more...] about Counterfeit Culture is a Big LA Commodity
Photos by Ella Gonzalez Students at Pepperdine Law interested in intellectual property law can now join the school's new Intellectual Property Student Association (IPSA). The association was introduced to the school in the fall by several law students so that those interested in intellectual property law and its related career fields could have the resources to engage with … [Read more...] about Pepperdine Law Introduces the Intellectual Student Property Association
Art by Brooke MuschottFor at least six years now, I’ve been a subscriber to a number of gaming channels on YouTube. The gaming channels take many forms. What most of them have in common is that they involve the creator posting footage of his or her gameplay with a specific video game. As a gamer, watching a video game play out was fairly entertaining. However, many of … [Read more...] about YouTube copyright rules limit gamers