A new copyright bill will signal the demise of classic furniture knock-offs but what effects will it have in the world of publishing and fashion?

This article titled “An end to faking it: could a new law damage the world of design?” was written by Oliver Wainwright, for guardian.co.uk on Thursday 15th November 2012 17.24 UTC

It’s not often that our ermine-robed Lords and Ladies have the chance to discuss the finer points of intellectual property in design. This week was one of those rare moments, as the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill passed through the House of Lords for its second reading.

Buried within the bill lurks section 65, an innocuous looking paragraph, but one that could have a dramatic knock-on effect for the world of designers, manufacturers, publishers and museums.

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