The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal of a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that Dr. Seuss/”Star Trek” mashup book “Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go!” wasn’t protected from Dr. Seuss Enterprises LP’s copyright infringement claims by the fair use doctrine. (Read court documents)
The book was created by David Gerrold, who wrote for the original “Star Trek.” It was illustrated by Ty Templeton, a comic book artist, and edited by Glenn Hauman, vice president of ComicMix.
The high court won’t review the 9th Circuit’s December decision written by U.S. Circuit Judge Margaret McKeown that author David Jerrold and ComicMix LLC’s mashup of “Star Trek” elements with Dr. Seuss’s “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” didn’t make fair use of Seuss’s work largely because it wasn’t transformative. (Reuters)