Featured Articles

HP Stream is a Chromebook killer priced at $200

HP Stream is a Chromebook killer priced at $200

We have been hearing reports of a new breed of affordable Windows notebooks for months. It is alleged that a number…

More...
AMD Radeon R7 SSD line-up goes official

AMD Radeon R7 SSD line-up goes official

AMD has officially launched its first ever SSDs and all three are part of AMD’s AMD Radeon R7 SSD series.

More...
KitKat has more than a fifth of Android users

KitKat has more than a fifth of Android users

Android 4.4 is now running on more than a fifth of Android devices, according to Google’s latest figures.

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 22 August 2007 09:45

Mattel puts the smack down on pornographic web site

Written by David Stellmack
Image

We think Ken™ would approve

Mattel Corporation, the toy manufacturer and trademark owner of all things “Barbie™,” have reportedly sued a web site that has been using the Barbie trademark for pornographic purposes on its web site.

The law suit alleges, among other claims, that the site is using the Mattel Barbie trademark for its own purposes and that these purposes are not in concert with the image Mattel has created for the children’s doll.

The site apparently lists Global China Network as the owner with an address in Florida.  In addition to being sued by Mattel, the website owners may face federal charges for violating the Child Protection and Safety Act, a bill just passed by Congress that makes it a felony for web pages to use words that appeal to children, such as “Barbie,” but instead include sexual content on their site.

Read more here.

Last modified on Wednesday, 22 August 2007 11:45

David Stellmack

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments