Here's Johanna Blakley from USC's Ready to Share project describing how the lack of copyright restrictions on fashion has improved the field -- everybody has to constantly invent, everybody can use anything from the fashion world as the basis for invention, and the result is a never-ending (and highly profitable) cycle of innovation.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.