3 Count: Drats Bratz

3 Count: Drats Bratz Image

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday.

1: Bratz Dolls Thrown Back Into Legal Limbo

The Bratz dispute appears to be poised to continue a while longer. MGA, the developer of the doll line, was sued by Mattel who claimed that the creator of the series was employed at Mattel when he came up with the idea, making the dolls Mattel’s property. The district court famously agreed in 2008 and ordered MGA to transfer ownership to Mattel but now the Appeals Court has overturned that verdict, this after putting a hold on the transfer. The court believes the earlier ruling was mistaken and that the case may need to be retried.

2: More Copyright Lawsuits Filed Over Review-Journal Stories

Next up today, Righthaven, a company representing the Las Vegas Review-Journal has filed four more lawsuits against sites it accuses of using its content without permission. Those sites include Armed Citizen, Infowars, a wordpress.com blog and the DC-area nonprofit Americans for Democratic Action. This brings the total sued by the Review-Journal to 76.

3: Most Torrents Breach Copyright, Say Researchers

Finally today, in a study that should surprise no one, researchers in Australia have found that, in their survey, some 89% of torrents were copyright infringement. In three categories, movies, music and TV shows, there were no legal torrents to be found. The study has already been heralded by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft and other anti-piracy groups.

Suggestions

That’s it for the three count today. We will be back tomorrow with three more copyright links. If you have a link that you want to suggest a link for the column or have any proposals to make it better. Feel free to leave a comment or send me an email. I hope to hear from you.

Want the Full Story?

Tune in every Wednesday evening at 6 PM ET for the live recording of the Copyright 2.0 Show or wait and get the edited version Friday right here on Plagiarism Today.

The 3 Count Logo was created by Justin Goff and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Want to Republish this Article? Request Permission Here. It's Free.

Have a Plagiarism Problem?

Need an expert witness, plagiarism analyst or content enforcer?
Check out our Consulting Website