Protecting fashion designs by copyright has been challenging. This has enabled large-scale copying of designs, which in turn has contributed to 'fast fashion' – a phenomenon that causes damage to the environment, human rights and cultural values. In her doctoral dissertation in the field of law, Heidi Härkönen states that copyright is one of the several legal means at our disposal to foster sustainable development of fashion.
LTDT Group Member Heidi Härkönen successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on Friday, 10 September 2021. Professor Rosa Maria Ballardini (University of Lapland, LTDT Director) acted as the custos. Professor Katja Weckström from the University of Eastern Finland and Professor Eleonora Rosati from Stockholm University acted as opponents.
Read more about Heidi's research in the dissertation release. The full dissertation is available at the institutional repository of the University of Lapland, Lauda.
Heidi Härkönen: Fashion and Copyright: Protection as a Tool to Foster Sustainable Development. Acta electronica Universitatis Lapponiensis 311, ISSN 1796-6310, ISBN 978-952-337-265-8.
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