Thursday, September 06, 2007

Rokali, the owner of etsy is featured in the new york times.

There is a new bill in congress dealing with copycats.
Of course, the context is different. Although copycats are argued about every single day on etsy, I think the relationship is different- as barely anyone can afford $1000 for a shoe with a label on it, and on etsy, the copier and the copiee are in the same marketplace. On the other hand, the real issue on etsy is that many of us use commercially available materials and techniques that are very basic. A lot of toes get stepped on because there are not that many different ways to make a pair of earrings or a bag.

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