April 28, 2020 / 7:18 PM / a month ago

Judges skeptical of fair use protection for Dr. Seuss 'parody'

A U.S. appeals court on Monday appeared likely to revive a lawsuit by Dr. Seuss Enterprises LP seeking to halt publication of a “Star Trek”-themed book parodying the Seuss book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held oral arguments by video in an appeal by DSE of a ruling that the crowdfunded “Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go!” made fair use of the 1990 Seuss book and did not infringe DSE’s trademarks and copyrights.

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