England Declares Victory in War Against Knockoff Eames Chairs

Feel bad. @Stanley_Basset is getting his nuts nipped today. He is already grumpy on account of no breakfast.

— Michelle Ogundehin (@MOgundehin) May 24, 2012

The enormous and sweeping Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill was presented to Parliament last week and is making its way through England’s extremely foreign government. (They do things weird over there!) The bill is a whole lot of things: it establishes the “UK Green Investment Bank” (which sounds toothless). And it has lots of implications for employers — including one sentence in the bill will limit whistleblowing to cases that benefit “the public interest.” But one group at least is celebrating, as the bill adds “mass-produced artistic works” to the list of copyrighted artistis products. Here is a hilarious interview with copyright campaigner and Elle Decor UK editor Michelle Ogundehin, who really needs to move back to America now to terrorize our sedentary magazine editors. (via)