From website This is Stroud:
May 02, 2002
From website This is Stroud: “Four Harry Potter look-a-likes are set for a TV appearance after being discovered by the News & Journal. The Foley boys, Oliver,10, twins, James and Sean, nine and Leigh, seven, will appear on CBBC’s Smile programme when JK Rowling’s latest book on the boy wizard is released this summer …” (There’s that summer release date again.)
For most people, the name Harry Potter conjures up no more than good holiday reading, over-excited children, and shelves of film-related merchandise. However, for Steven Mertz, Warner Brothers’ senior vice-president for legal and business affairs and European general counsel, JK Rowling’s tales of muggles and magic have taken up a hefty chunk of his department’s working life for the past year.
The School Library Journal’s Censorship Roundup makes mention of one more school considering banning the “Harry Potter” books.
Competition between the United States and Japan spans everything from basic products to high-technology and even cartoons.
The State-run Hanoi Movie Company had to postpone the Vietnam premiere of Harry Potter planned for the Lunar New Year period, as filmmaker Warner Bros in the United States refused to sell the rights for fear of breach of copyright.