Tuesday, April 15, 2008

J.K. Rowling Testified Yesterday

There's a New York Times article on J.K. Rowling testifying against Steven Vander Ark's publication of the Harry Potter Lexicon yesterday. I've been following this story pretty closely. My parents are lawyers and I'm always facinated by how the system works. In this article, it sounds like her testimony revolves heavily around the quality of the book rather than whether or not it violates her copyright. This seems very immature to me.

Harry Potter fans may eventually buy the Harry Potter Lexicon, but will line up at bookstores breathlessly awaiting midnight when her encyclopedia comes out.

Oops, am I allowed to say the phrase "Harry Potter" on my blog, or am I going to get sued for copyright violations as well?

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