Media Industry Slams 'Bungled' Seuss-Trek Mashup Ruling

Law360 (August 13, 2019, 3:36 PM EDT) -- A California federal court "bungled the fundamentals of copyright law" when it said a mashup of Dr. Seuss and Star Trek was protected under fair use, movie studios and others are warning the Ninth Circuit.

There will be disastrous consequences if the Ninth Circuit affirms a ruling that the book, "Oh, the Places You'll Boldly Go!," is protected under fair use, key industry players and intellectual property experts told the court in amicus briefs filed Monday.

"Taken to its logical extreme, the district court's erroneous order could stand for the proposition that all mashups constitute fair use, a holding that would...

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