What impact has technology had on the flow of information in your industry, including the flow of information to and from competitors? Are your controls keeping pace?
“Fashion Industry Gossip Was Once Whispered. Now It’s on Instagram.,” The Wall Street Journal, December 2, 2018 (online). Instagram used to track fashion statements that are strikingly similar.
Underlying this is the point that copying someone else’s creative expression is frowned upon. (Compliance) And that public shaming may be a more effective (and less expensive) control than copyright litigation. (Governance) And a photo of a jacket (or the jacket itself) is as much information as an email. (Information)