Even computer 'wipers' leave a mark

Monday, 7 July 2008, 2:48 PM EST

When British software developers came up with a program that could wipe files from computer hard drives, they gave it a hard-core name: Evidence Eliminator. It gets the point across, but can sure sound bad if a user gets hauled into court and is accused of illegally destroying documents.

That's what happened in the high-stakes trial, now in federal court in Riverside, over who owns the rights to the hugely successful Bratz line of dolls. Toy giant Mattel Inc. sued the far smaller MGA Entertainment Inc. to get a stake of Bratz because it claims the doll's creator was in its employ when he came up with the concept.

At the LA Times.

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