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"It's Your Dime" Episode 107 - With Christopher Sprigman

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Despite the seemingly catastrophic controversies that have roiled the NFL this week, we are going to take a step back and talk about other things for a while. We are delighted to be joined by very special guest Christopher Sprigman, co-author of The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Spurs Innovation.

Imitation is much maligned in our modern culture, but is it really as harmful as we have been lead to believe? A professor at University of Virginia School of Law with a background in trademark and patent law,  Dr. Sprigman has spent years studying the effects of imitation in a variety of fields, ranging from the arts to fashion, from comedy to sports. What he has to say about the benefits of copying just might surprise you. He has taken a special interest in football, having noticed all the copying that goes on in that sport.

Join the It's Your Dime crew of Rourke Decker, Nate Koenig, Mike Jungblut, and Kevin Doyle as they delve into an array of fascinating topics with Dr. Christopher Sprigman.

Don't worry, we'll dive into the all the hottest NFL topics as well. This was perhaps the worst weak of the season yet for the replacement referees, and people just can't stop talking about it.

Tune in to It's Your Dime Radio on the Water Cooler Sports Network tonight at 10:00 CT. It just might be our best episode yet.

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