- Houghton Mifflin said it filed a motion for an expedited appeal today with the 11th
Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to overturn last Friday's ruling preventing the publication of The Wind Done Gone.
"We stand by our belief that Alice Randall's work is a political parody and that the publication of The Wind Done Gone
is proper under the fair use doctrine of the Copyright Act and the First Amendment. We stand by Alice Randall's right to tell her story," said Wendy Strothman, Executive Vice President, Trade and Reference Division Houghton Mifflin Company.
Earlier this month, attorneys for the Mitchell Trusts filed a lawsuit in Atlanta to stop the publication of Randall's book, claiming it violates their copyright of Gone With the Wind
. On Friday, April 20, a federal judge granted the Mitchell Trusts a preliminary injunction.
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