June 28, 2004

Artist Beats Mattel in Barbie Case

Mattel has been ordered to pay $1.8 million in legal fees to Tom Forsythe, the Barbie-mocking photographer who they sued 5 years ago. In addition, the federal judge who made the order has thrown out Mattel's case, calling it "groundless and unreasonable." This is a tremendous victory and precedent for creative cultural recyclers! hurrah!

For more details, see Forsythe's site, hosted here by Detritus.net.

Posted by steev at June 28, 2004 07:39 PM