Kal Raustiala
Kal Raustiala

Kal Raustiala is a professor at UCLA School of Law and author, with Chris Sprigman, of The Knockoff Economy.

Jurisprudence
March 12 2015 12:27 PMSquelching CreativityWhat the “Blurred Lines” team copied is either not original or not relevant.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 12 2013 3:24 PMBeauty and the BeastiesGoldieBlox should win its court case against the Beastie Boys—and it will, even if it loses.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 26 2012 4:30 AMCan Restoration Hardware Legally Knock Off the Navy Chair?Actually, the big retailer’s cheap imitation is the best thing to ever happen to the original.
History of Innovation
May 12 2014 10:00 AMScales of JusticeHow a terrible Supreme Court decision about player pianos made the cover song what it is today.
Foreigners
Aug. 28 2013 5:50 AMThe Imperial CocktailHow the gin and tonic became the British Empire’s secret weapon.