Toy manufacturer Mattel is not entitled to summary judgment in a copyright infringement case against a British woman who sold sexually explicit dolls made partly with Mattel's SuperStar Barbie head, a federal judge in New York has ruled. The judge found that the defendant's statements about artistic expression and parody raised the affirmative defense of fair use.
Showing Barbie Doll's Head on Sex Web Site May Be Fair Use
New York Law Journal
November 7, 2002