In a major victory for Dr. Seuss, The Ninth Circuit Court rules against fair use

“Oh the Places You’ll Go” is a Dr. Seuss treasure

A book that’s given so many much pleasure

 

It’s a book that’s about anticipation

And a popular gift for graduation

 

But some copyright pirates let it be known

They’d be treating the book like it was their own

 

In a book called “Oh the Places You’ll Boldly Go”

They took Dr. Seuss’ stuff, without paying him dough

 

They took his ideas, his words and his art

They may have been clever, but they weren’t very smart

 

Fair Use!” they exclaimed as their chief defense

But they soon would learn that didn’t make sense

 

While the new book may have been informative

There wasn’t much in it very transformative

 

If you copy content and just add some new stuff

A fair use defense is going to be rough

 

If the new work offers no new meaning,

Defendant is in for a legal beaning

 

And the other way that these folks were jerks,

They cut in on Seuess’s derivative works

 

Dr. Seuss had the right to adapt his creation

Free of this copyright violation

 

The defendants may file a petition for cert

It’s the only way they’ll got over their hurt

 

But this one is one the Supreme Court might toss

So defendants are stuck with this copyright loss

 

So I hope my facts aren’t fast or loose

But if you pick a fight, don’t pick one with Seuss!