July 13, 2004 | By Donna Wentworth

Barbie-in-a-Blender Day

The fearless folks @ FreeCulture.org have just announced "Barbie-in-a-Blender Day," a unique campaign to support fair use and free expression.

Snippet:

Mattel isn't a big fan of free speech -- at least not when it applies to their products. So when Utah artist Tom Forsythe took [a] photograph of Barbie in a blender as part of a series of critical fine-art Barbie photos, Mattel got pissed. So what did they do to try stop Tom's message? They decided to sue his ass. Usually, a guy like this would have no chance going up against a fleet of corporate lawyers; and from the corporation's perspective, that's the whole point...

Luckily for Tom, he convinced some lawyers from the ACLU to step up to and fight his case, and after a long legal battle he was victorious.

Check out the Barbie-in-a-Blender website; read more about fair use.


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