Dezeen Wire: The Guardian reports on a campaign to persuade high-street retailers to respect the intellectual property of independent designers following the case of English pattern designer Rachael Taylor, who last week spoke out after finding a product almost identical to her own on sale at Marks & Spencer (above and below; Taylor's designs are on the right in both photos). More
Dezeen Wire: the UK government has announced changes in the law that will extend copyright protection of 'artistic' manufactured goods from just 25 years to the life of the creator plus 70 years, giving design the same term of protection as literature and art. More
Milan 2012: in part 2 of our interview with Elle Decoration UK editor Michelle Ogundehin she talks to Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs about the Equal Rights for Design campaign she's spearheading to demand changes in UK copyright law that will put design on a level with literature and art. More
Dezeen Wire: homes and interiors publication Elle Decoration UK has announced a campaign aimed at challenging intellectual property rights in Britain, where designers are currently afforded less protection from copying than those from other creative disciplines. More
Dezeen Wire: editor of Elle Decoration Michelle Ogundehin has published a second article on the magazine's blog condemning copies of classic furniture, following her scathing attack when it emerged that the UK prime minister's wife purchased a reproduction Arco floor lamp for her home. In the article, Ogundehin clarifies her position and adds comments from licensed manufacturers and retailers including Vitra, Fritz Hansen, Skandium and Aram.
Dezeen Wire: Michelle Ogundehin, editor of Elle Decoration magazine, has reacted angrily to a revelation in the London Evening Standard that Samantha Cameron, wife of UK prime minister David Cameron, purchased a reproduction of the Castiglioni brothers' iconic Arco floor lamp for her home. More