This used to be a little review of "The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss", a book of Theodor Geisel's more unusual paintings. Then I got this letter:
Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP|
Technology's Legal EdgeSM
401 B Street, Suite 1700, San Diego, CA 92101-4297
Phone 619-699-2700 Fax 619-236-1048 www.graycary.com
January 27, 2000
Re: The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss
Dear Mr. Poskanzer:
This law firm represents Dr. Seuss Enterprises which owns the copyrights and trademark rights to the works of Dr. Seuss. We have come across your Internet website, http://www.acme.com.
While we greatly appreciate your endorsement of The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss, we must request that you remove all of the images of Dr. Seuss' artwork from your site. Dr. Seuss Enterprises actively protects all of its numerous copyrights and trademarks, and your use of the artwork infringes upon these rights. We encourage you to continue promoting The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss but we must request you do so without reproducing the artwork on your site.
Thank you very much for your support of the book. We hope our need to protect Dr. Seuss Enterprise's rights in the work has not diminished your enthusiasm or support. If you have any questions, please contact me at the above number. In the meantime, please edit your site to remove the images from the book as soon as possible.
GRAY CARY WARE & FREIDENRICH LLP
At first I figured I'd tell them "Fair use, shove off." But you know, it's really not worth the effort just so I could continue to help sell a book owned by these idiots. So, goodbye to the review page.