MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

JKR/WB vs. RDR Books Trial: MSNBC Editorial

Companion Books
Posted by: Kristin
April 18, 2008, 10:14 PM

In this MSNBC opinion piece, author Helen A.S. Popkin, who appears to think that J.K. Rowling is in the wrong, advises the author to settle the case (as also suggested by the judge), explains how the Internet and the Creative Commons license have changed creative practice, and likens Steve Vander Ark to Harry Potter:

“Then there’s that kid himself, Mr. Vander Ark. (Yeah, I know he’s 50, but he’s still a kid.) Dude gave up “Star Trek” for you! And now you’re playing a game of weepy mental chase with a kid who made a Voldemort reference on the stand … which of course, makes him Harry Potter. You’re suing Harry Potter!”

The editorial links to another opinion piece on Newsvine:

“Dear J.K. Rowling, Suing one of your biggest fans ever is starting to make you look like a crazy person. This is something you might want to think twice about, since this here lawsuit is fixin’ to have ramifications on copyrights and the InterWeb for years and years to come.”

Newsvine invites readers to comment.

Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent Companion Books News

234 Comments

Tomar
Posted by Tomar on April 20, 2008, 05:58 AM report to moderator
alex
Posted by alex on April 20, 2008, 06:30 AM report to moderator
mac
Posted by mac on April 20, 2008, 06:44 AM report to moderator
Megan
Posted by Megan on April 20, 2008, 07:06 AM report to moderator
ScottMan
Posted by ScottMan on April 20, 2008, 07:44 AM report to moderator
beckett
Posted by beckett on April 20, 2008, 07:59 AM report to moderator
beckett
Posted by beckett on April 20, 2008, 08:01 AM report to moderator
bubbly*pop
Posted by bubbly*pop on April 20, 2008, 09:50 AM report to moderator
bubbly*pop
Posted by bubbly*pop on April 20, 2008, 09:59 AM report to moderator
hannah
Posted by hannah on April 20, 2008, 10:30 AM report to moderator
Bowlfreak
Posted by Bowlfreak on April 20, 2008, 11:16 AM report to moderator
ElizabethJ
Posted by ElizabethJ on April 20, 2008, 11:54 AM report to moderator
Crina
Posted by Crina on April 20, 2008, 12:18 PM report to moderator
Destyne
Posted by Destyne on April 20, 2008, 12:34 PM report to moderator
Zhiyal
Posted by Zhiyal on April 20, 2008, 12:58 PM report to moderator
You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

Finding Hogwarts
PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps

Guess That Book

"So the [i]Daily Prophet[/i] exists to tell people what they want to hear, does it?" said Hermione scathingly.[br]Rita sat up straight again, her eyebrows raised, and drained her glass of firewhisky.[br]"The [i]Prophet[/i] exists to sell itself, you silly

Scribbulus Essay Project

Issue 28 - Apr. 2014

Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
See more over at Scribbulus!
Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!