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JKR/WB vs RDR Books Trial Day Three: JKR's courtroom statement; closing remarks from the plantiffs

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Posted by: Kristin
April 16, 2008, 10:08 PM

From Reuters, via Yahoo News: JKR told the courtroom on Wednesday: “This case is about an author’s right to protect their creation. If this book is allowed to be published the floodgates will open.”

She added: “Are we, or are we not, the owners of our own work? It’s not just my work that is endangered.” According to the article, she also expressed “outrage” that her work is considered fair game because it is popular.”

Literary experts for both sides testified on whether Vander Ark copied too much text. A lawyer for RDR Books said that the Lexicon book would promote the Potter series and not hurt sales.

In closing arguments, lawyers for JKR and WB said the Lexicon book copied JKR’s work without attribution, and did not add content. “There has been no testimony that it would add anything new or original. The lexicon is filled with errors.”

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