Adventures in Copyright: Star Light

Sometimes we see an adventure in copying and wonder, after our usual head shaking, why, if someone took the time to rip something off, they didn't do
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Sometimes we see an adventure in copying and wonder, after our usual head shaking, why, if someone took the time to rip something off, they didn't do
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Sometimes we see an adventure in copying and wonder, after our usual head shaking, why, if someone took the time to rip something off, they didn't do it better and faster. Like this Topshop star necklace sent in by reader MaryAnn - it's a descendent of YSL's, but why are they making it now? We've already seen it around Meredith Melling Burke and Anne Slowey's necks so you'd look plain silly wearing a copy six months after everyone else wore the original. (They might not be your everyone, but they're ours). More importantly, if Topshop can manufacture and sell red plastic stars for $24, why couldn't they throw in some different colored stars? Blue, purple and silver can't be too much harder to make than red, right? And then they'd have a legit rip off instead of a half-hearted watered-down version. In related star necklace news, Faran found a real YSL one in a thrift shop in the East Village. We'd like to be happy for her, but we're way too jealous.