so my mom needed a dress for a wedding so she went to neiman marcus and tried this on and sneaked some pictures
then she showed them to my grandmother and with almost a 50 year…
Fuck the designer and their bougie nerd ass, a few scraps of fabric shouldn’t cost a kidney
You can’t copyright clothing designs is the US (there are a couple rules about speed of production of knockoffs for other chains, but they’re not super strict either) and US law has never included general copyright protection for fashion design.
That there is a long, long tradition of people in the US reproducing/modifying designs at home is typically seen as a strong argument against copyright protection of clothing.
Also, smaller designers argued against bills that would introduce copyrighting on the grounds that litigating the costly lawsuits involved in many other forms of copyright cases would be a brutal burden on smaller, less well funded design firms and on students. It has also been argued that lack of copyright encourages innovations, by pushing bigger designers to not rely forever on old pieces and by allowing students/smaller scale designers to modify pieces in novel and interesting ways.
I’m just saying, what one commenter said was “extremely disrespectful” to the designer is the cultural and legal norm for fashion in the US, especially in low income women’s spaces where self made clothes has traditionally been an important feature. Why the shock and scandalized response? It tends to be rich ass people in the US who think fashion copyrighting would be a good idea…largely because they want to make damned sure they can have nicer things than poor people.
^ look everyone I did get something out of my unfinished law school education…though profs at my law school had serious issues understanding my response of “I’m a Marxist” to questions about what the status of property law should ideally be.
The owners of a modest home near Twentynine Palms lost their cherished possessions after a bank mistakenly foreclosed their residence. A crew broke into Alvin and Pat Tjosaas’ desert home and took everything after being directed by Wells Fargo to secure the structure. The couple, however, didn’t have a mortgage on the home. Alvin said the deputy sheriff said, “Good news, we know who took (your possessions)…Wells Fargo. Bad news, your stuff is all gone.
Fleeing police is not probable cause by itself for arrest or being taken into custody. Fleeing the police is not sufficient justification by itself for use of lethal force.
Unless cops have evidence of other crimes or other probable cause, they are breaking the law when they arrest people. When cops kill people for running, they are breaking the law, they are committing murder.
It’s a failure of the criminal law system whenever this is not dealt with properly and seriously.
Cops are the ones committing crimes, breaking the law, and murdering people in these situations. We shouldn’t let them reframe the situation by trying to claim that the people they chase, illegally detain, assault, and murder should not have protections because they are “criminals” when the police are engaging in blatant lawbreaking in most of these cases. The courts are failing to hold cops accountable for their lawbreaking, cops are the criminals getting away with violence with impunity, not the people trying to run away from them.
If you live in the US, go take a look at your state’s laws about probable cause and justification of lethal force by law enforcement. There are huge gaps here between what the law says (and must say due to Constitutional law in some cases) and what cops and most lower level courts say and do in regards to it.
(TW: rape) Dr. Menachiam Amir, an Israeli criminologist, and the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice studied rapists in Philadelphia between 1958 and 1960. He found the median age of the Philadelphia rapist was 23 but the largest age group among rapists was the 15-19 year olds. Amir found most rapists were unmarried, however that could be due to their young age. He also found that the older the rapist the younger the victim. According to Amir most rapists were at the lower end of the economic scale and about half had previous arrest records. However, few of their prior arrests were for sex offenses. Amir also found that more than half the rapes took place on the weekends with Saturday being the peak day. Again almost half were committed between 8:00 P.M. and 2:00 A.M. Further, approximately 71% of the rapes were planned. The choice of victim was often left to chance and circumstance, but the rapist set out to rape someone. Planning is even more prevalent in pair or gang rapes.
Cohen, Marcia & McKenna H. Sherrie. Rape: Psychology, Prevention & Impact.Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute.
71% of rapes were planed.
Even for the circumstantial ones, the rapist set out already having it in mind to rape some one.
IT IS NEVER THE VICTIM’S FAULT! EVER!
Pennsylvania law exempted married and cohabitating women from legal protection against their partners who raped them into the 80s. I don’t know how this study defined rape, but if it used the then current legal definitions, this would explain the low levels of married rapists. Partner rape against women was legal in Pennsylvania at the time this study took place and for several decades afterwards (this isn’t PA specific, fyi, a number of states had marital rape and partner rape legal into the 80s here’s a law review piece from ‘81 arguing that marital rape/partner rape exceptions were a constitutional violation that has a good summary of the marital/partner rape laws at the time http://digitalcommons.law.ggu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1248&context=ggulrev).