Saturday, December 31, 2016

How the Grinch Ended Up in Court!; New York Times, 12/29/16

Robin Pogrebin, New York Times; 

How the Grinch Ended Up in Court! :

"The Broadway playwright Matthew Lombardo has sued the owner of copyrights for Dr. Seuss’s works, arguing that his new play does not infringe on the classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in United States District Court in Manhattan, said Mr. Lombardo’s 75-minute one-woman play, “Who’s Holiday!,” is “highly transformative,” and therefore constitutes fair use. The play, Reuters reported, features a profane 45-year-old woman who recently served time in prison for murdering her husband, the Grinch, with whom she has a daughter."

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