Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Remember that really annoying - but strangely mesmeric - song, Barbie Girl?

Apparently, a legal battle has been raging between Universal Music and Mattel over the 1997 pop hit by the obscure Danish quartet Aqua, and whether it infringed Barbie's trademark and sullied her image, as the song is laced - laced, I tell you, with sexual innuendo. It is quite, quite something what people choose to argue about.

But get the last line:

"That claim was also rejected by the appeals court. "The parties are advised to chill," Judge Kozinski wrote in the judgment affirming the lower court ruling."

Just like British judges, then.

[via Barbelith Underground]

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