Posted on 12/22/2020 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The Enola Holmes copyright lawsuit may have ended well for the defendants, but the creators of a mashup comic book can’t say the same.
The New York Times reports that ComicMix’s combination of Star Trek and Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is not, in fact, fair use, according to a US Court of Appeals panel.
ComicMix’s lawyers had tried to use a defense common among satirists and remixers, but judges ruled in favor of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, which oversees the author’s estate.
That means Dr. Seuss Enterprises can proceed with its copyright infringement claim over the comic, which plunks Star Trek characters into a Seuss-like world as a primer of sorts.
Read more (and see a panel from the comic) in the New York Times.
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