Esther Meijer Designer and Author of Nieuw Jurk “The Right to Copy”

To copy or not to copy….. This is the question.

Fashion designer Esther Meijer showcased the exclusive premier of her documentary ‘The Right to Copy” in Amsterdam on Wednesday, 9th September at The Sea Palace, Amsterdam’s first floating restaurant. Alongside the screening, there was also the collection presentation of ‘Smiley Copyright 2015’ and the unique Nieuw Jurk X Sea Palace night-market. The evening was well attended by fashionistas, editors of leading fashion magazines and journalists. 

The documentary’s current relevance inspired the audience to think about the thin line between inspiration and imitation and set out new ways of looking at the issue of creative copyright at a time where internet and social media play critical roles. 

Esther looks at the subject from different angles, and in doing so shows the different attitudes of cultures and people to the issue of creative copyright and what imitation means to each, from the East and Western world.

The audience was left pleasantly surprised and inspired to look at this subject from a different perspective.

“The Right to Copy” is now available for online viewing here

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