[Design and Technology] Article in The Sunday Age, March 9, page 4 (Textiles/fashion)

Tran, Lorraine I tran.lorraine.i at edumail.vic.gov.au
Wed Mar 12 10:31:03 EST 2008

Design and Technology (textiles/fashion) teachers may be interested in
the article titled What frock? A designer's costly dressing down. In a
landmark case, a judge has ruled that a lili dress is a copy of a Review
dress (both pictured). The case ended with a victory and an award of
$17,500 in damages for Review. Review's lawyer said that it wasn't so
much about the money, but the deterrence value for potential other


A sub article on the same page is titled Internet spawns age of the
copycat design.


These articles could support teaching about intellectual property in
Unit 1 VCE Design and Technology. It could also support understanding of
aspects that need to be considered by a designer in other units. 


Regards, Lorraine.




Lorraine Tran

Curriculum Manager, P - 12 Design and Technology

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

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