1. The history of intellectual property law — and why it could shape your future: “There are more and more arguments over what should or shouldn't be in the public domain – from photos used in memes to indigenous knowledge – as IP law tries to keep up with the digital age.” – Read More on ABC
2. Burberry suffers in luxury’s changing winds: Bernstein Research Is recommending that investors increase their exposure to “high-quality names” such as LVMH, the French owner of Louis Vuitton, while they downgraded Burberry, as the company’s recent improvements under Riccardo Tisci have not been “earth-shattering” enough. – Read More on The Times
3. What Nirvana’s Marc Jacobs dispute means for brands vs. bands: “Such cases could become more common because [merch] as source of income can be so valuable, and [revenue from musician-designer collaborations is] becoming increasingly ubiquitous in pop culture.” – Read More on Vogue Business
4. The Katy Perry Lawsuit Shows Why Music Copyright Law Is a Mess: The 4-year long battle over Perry’s Dark Horse and the case centering on Blurred Lines that came before it show two different ends of the spectrum on both the amount "copied", as well as access to original works—which indicates that there is a broad range of works that could possibly be considered infringing. – Read More on Noisey
5. H&M, Zara, and other fashion brands are tricking shoppers with vague sustainability claims: By failing to provide adequate detail about why their garments are less polluting than other garments, it is unclear to the consumer whether these brands are, in fact, engaging in sustainable manufacturing and sourcing, or simply painting themselves as more sustainable than they really are to sell more products. – Read More on Fast Co.