Study Calls for Tougher Laws Against Cultural Appropriation in Fashion

Cassandra Szklarski - Canadian Press
April 5, 2019

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A new report from the Centre for International Governance Innovation says traditional cultural expressions “are undeniably” forms of intellectual property but are largely excluded from existing protections offered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The study’s Canadian author Brigitte Vezina says “there is a grey zone between harmful misuse and permissible inspiration.”

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