Techdirt Podcast Episode 149: Barbies v. Bratz
from the a toy story dept
If you’ve been reading Techdirt for more than five years, you probably remember the conclusion of Mattel v. MGA — and if you’ve been reading for more than thirteen years, you might even remember when it started. This epic legal battle over intellectual property went through nearly a decade of rulings and reversals, and the resulting story is a fascinating one that ties in a lot of the topics we discuss here at Techdirt. It’s also the subject of the new book You Don’t Own Me by law professor Orly Lobel, who joins us on this week’s episode to revisit this particular law opera and what it says about the wider world of IP.