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First Day of JKR/WB vs RDR Books Trial

Posted by: Melissa
April 15, 2008, 02:59 AM

As many of you know, today was the first day of the trial in the JKR/WB vs. RDR Books case, in which JKR and WB are attempting to block publication of a print version of of the A-Z listing of the online Harry Potter Lexicon.

There have been several articles about it:NYT: JK Rowling and the Courtroom of MugglesContinued...

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Lexicon Trial Updates and Important Announcement about Floo Network

Posted by: Melissa
March 24, 2008, 05:57 AM

We owe quite a few updates tonight, and there is an important announcement following (since the information in this post is vital to that announcement, so make sure to read the whole thing):

Update:: Agence France-Presse says JKR will be a witness.

Firstly, the April 14 trialContinued...

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JKR/WB vs. RDR Books Trial Rescheduled

Posted by: Melissa
March 13, 2008, 05:47 PM

The trial for the JKR/WB vs. RDR Books was rescheduled to April 14 today, following a meeting with Hon. Robert Patterson, Jr., the judge on the case.

The trial for the case had been previously scheduled for March 24, 25, 26 and was taking the place of a hearing on a preliminary injunction.

Also, RDR BooksContinued...

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Trial Date Set for JKR/WB vs. RDR Books

Posted by: Melissa
March 10, 2008, 05:01 PM

A trial date has been set for the WB/JKR vs. RDR Books case, in which WB and JKR are attempting to stop publication of an unauthorized Harry Potter encyclopedia. The trial has been set for March 24, 25 and 26, starting at 9:30 a.m., at the United States Courthouse in Manhattan, a representative for the courtContinued...

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JKR/WB Respond in Lexicon Suit

Posted by: Melissa
February 28, 2008, 04:14 AM

JKR and WB have filed a response to the latest filing by RDR Books in the ongoing lawsuit against the publishers of the intended book version of the Harry Potter Lexicon. There are decarations from: J.K. Rowling, author of HP; Cheryl Klein, senior editor at Scholastic Books; Prof. Landes from the University of Chicago;Continued...

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RDR Books Files Response to JKR/WB in Lexicon Suit

Posted by: Melissa
February 09, 2008, 06:32 AM

RDR Books has filed its response to the full request for an injunction to the Harry Potter Lexicon book filed by WB and J.K. Rowling three weeks ago. There are in all declarations from six people and several hundred papers of exhibits, most of which are copies of text from books (including almostContinued...

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Lexicon Article Updates

Posted by: Melissa
February 09, 2008, 12:04 AM

A couple of quick updates in the Lexicon case, in which J.K. Rowling and WB are trying to stop publication of an unofficial encyclopedia based on the Harry Potter Lexicon web site:

First, Steve Vander Ark, editor of the Lexicon, wrote Ansible, a prominent British fan zine, in defense of RDR Books’ case, saying, amongContinued...

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Lexicon Update; Schedule Moved, RDR Request for JK Rowling's Notes Denied (Updated)

Posted by: Melissa
February 06, 2008, 06:30 AM

An update containing JKR/WB’s response to RDR’s requests for information is at the second half of this post.

A few things of note today in the case by JKR/WB against RDR Books and those who wish to publish a print version of the Harry Potter Lexicon:

Firstly, the schedule has beenContinued...

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JKR/WB File Full Request for Injunction (Part 2)

Posted by: Melissa
January 17, 2008, 12:56 AM

The full request for an injunction against a proposed Harry Potter Lexicon book has been filed; we began going over this 1,100 page document in this morning's post. Please read that for the basic summary, including JK Rowling's statement and the overview of what this document contains.

These documentsContinued...

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WB and JKR File Full Request for Injunction of Harry Potter Lexicon (Part 1)

Posted by: Melissa
January 16, 2008, 10:36 AM

Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling's legal team has filed its full complaint against RDR Books, the publishing company that is attempting to produce a printed, commercial version of The Harry Potter Lexicon, in an ongoing effort to get an injunction permanently halting the book'sContinued...

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Lexicon Dispute Update

Posted by: Melissa
January 05, 2008, 05:21 AM

We last told you that the WB/JKR vs. RDR Books case, in which WB and JK Rowling are suing a Michigan publisher over its attempts to publish a print version of The Harry Potter Lexicon, would next be updated on January 7, this coming Monday, when WB/JKR file their full petition for an injunction on publication. That date hasContinued...

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NY Judge Issues Restraining Order to Prevent Publication of Lexicon; JK Rowling Updates

Posted by: Melissa
November 09, 2007, 03:14 PM

As stated in a public document and now on JK Rowling’s Web site a judge has issued a restraining order against publication of The Harry Potter Lexicon.

This document, signed by Judge Robert Patterson in NY, denies RDR Books’ claim to delay the matterContinued...

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Update on JKR/WB vs. RDR Books Case

Posted by: Melissa
November 08, 2007, 01:03 PM

There's a brief update today to the case regarding JKR/WB vs. RDR Books / Steve Vander Ark; to recap, JKR and WB have filed suit against RDR Books' attempt to publish "The Harry Potter Lexicon," a book that publishers say is "verbatim" from the Web site. You can read the full details of the suit here, along withContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 124: We Miss Melvin Already

Posted by: Edward
November 05, 2007, 06:37 AM

This week, the 124th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is back to its regular format with the latest in Harry Potter for your listening pleasure. In this episode, the PotterCasters theorize on the Dursleys in a new ‘Canon Conclundrums’ while our Scribby 5 girls talk about an essayContinued...

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Harry Potter Lexicon Makes Statement Regarding Suit

Posted by: Melissa
November 05, 2007, 03:55 AM

Steve Vander Ark of the Harry Potter Lexicon has added a statement about the recent lawsuit, as well as a link to a page on RDR with information on and the ability to order the book, on the Harry Potter Lexicon. Text is below. You can read about the filed lawsuit and J.K. Rowling’s statements here, andContinued...