Does The Distorted Barbie violate Mattels copyright?
Is this image illegal? ‘Kate Moss’ Barbie updated October 30 1997 On October 16 I received an email from my internet provider requesting that I remove my web page from the Internet. They explained that a lawyer from Mattel had contacted them and claimed that The Distorted Barbie violates Mattel’s copyright on Barbie. The email stated …Interport is in a position of potential liability… We hope that you would appreciate our position and, as such, voluntarily remove the Web page from the Internet until the issue is resolved between Mattel, Inc. and yourself. Interport must have the Web page removed as of Wednesday 22 October 1997. On October 17, I received the following letter from the lawyer for Mattel, forwarded to me by Interport: Currently I’m aware of at least seven other Barbie parody web sites that have received the same or a very similar letter. At this time the authors of several of these sites have decided to remove their pages from the web, while others are steadfast. Here