Pants-of-dog wrote:How are the two definitions not the same?
Denominations of origin are simply about authorship, they don't have anything to do with the appropriateness of the consumption of the product with a denominated origin.
Pants-of-dog wrote:And how does the team names issue not meet the definition?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but "redskin" is a term alluding to the perception of indigenous peoples by American whites
and as such it's actually a white thing, and not part of indigenous culture. I understand why it's offensive, but I don't see how it's cultural appropriation. You could have a better luck with their logo
, but even then it's not all that clear it's inappropriate either (clearly, there is no appropriation in terms of authorship since it's clear who it refers to) although I guess you could make the case - from the perspective of not offending anyone - that the team should share some of its proceeds with, or have some ownership shared with, indigenous communities if it wanted to keep the logo.
As for the Christkindlmarket, it has no issues with authorship (it's clear it's a German custom), but is it appropriate for non-Germans like BIPOC to take part in it as sellers or as costumers? Is it appropriate for a non-indigenous to wear or sell moccasins even if denomination of origin is acknowledged (and to keep the comparison the same, by labeling their product as "moccasin, a leather shoe invented by North American indigenous peoples")?
It seems like applying concepts of cultural appropriation to the letter would likely hurt minorities more than anything else. After all, it's precisely through things like the Christkindlmarket and moccasins that the existence and worth of cultures can be acknowledged by others, through practical examples. Denominations of origin make more sense, but that's because they are not all that restrictive in practice as it's literally a branding issue ("champagne" vs "sparkling wine", or "moccasins" vs "leather shoes" if a new DO arises) and it imposes no other penalty on their consumption (no shaming, for starters) AND people fully understand what they are consuming regardless of how the products are labeled.