‘Star Trek’ and Dr. Seuss Mash-Up Not Protected, Court Rules
The book, titled “Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go!”, hewed too closely to the original to be considered a parody under the “fair use” doctrine, a three-judge federal appeals panel declared.
This is a sad precedence for creative talents and another boost to corporate blanket control.
Roddenberry and Geisel both died in 1991. Short of life plus fifty (or 75 in many lands), yet the artist's work is clearly humor for profit. As someone who has lampooned, I know the law is now against me.