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The Knockoff EconomyHow Imitation Sparks Innovation$
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Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195399783

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195399783.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.3) Introduction
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The Knockoff Economy
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Kal Raustiala

Christopher Jon Sprigman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195399783.003.0001

This introductory chapter provides a background to the wisdom of innovation and imitation. It explores a variety of industries and arts in which copyright and patent do not apply or are not used. Copying can harm creativity and some rules are necessary, but the effects of copying on creativity are not as simple as the monopoly theory suggests. Industries that survive and thrive in the face of pervasive copying indicate that creativity is more resilient than commonly believed and that copying has unappreciated virtues.

Keywords:   innovation, imitation, copyright, patent, monopoly theory, copying

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