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JKR/WB vs. RDR Books Trial: JKR Wins Copyright Case

Posted by: Kristin
September 08, 2008, 06:34 PM

News sources are reporting that the judge in the case of J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers vs. RDR Books has issued a ruling. From WNBC NY:

“The small publisher was not contesting that the lexicon infringes upon Rowling’s copyright but argued that it was a fair use allowable by law for referenceContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Neville Longbottom!

Posted by: Edward
July 30, 2008, 02:16 PM

With the “Half-Blood Prince” teaser trailer officially online, please join us in wishing a most brave young man, Neville Longbottom, a happy birthday. The website calendar of Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has been updated for July 30th to mark Neville’s birth. Happy Birthday, Neville! Cheers!

J.K. Rowling Updates Site on New Prequel Material

Posted by: sue
May 29, 2008, 01:32 PM

Author J.K. Rowling is doing some updating this morning on her website, with a news entry on the upcoming charity auction featuring that special 800 word prequel to the Harry Potter series. Of note is the fact Jo says the story on the prequel card takes place 3 years before Harry was born. FullContinued...

Companion Books

JKR/WB vs. RDR Books Trial: U.K. Publisher Not Counting on Scheduled April Release of Lexicon Book

Posted by: Kristin
April 25, 2008, 12:08 AM

U.K. Publisher Methuen does not expect to meet the scheduled April release of Steve Vander Ark’s Lexicon book, as it has been postponed pending the court’s decision.

Peter Tummons or Methuen says he is “very confident” in RDRContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Remus Lupin

Posted by: Edward
March 10, 2008, 01:27 AM

The calendar on author J. K. Rowling’s website has been updated for March 10th to mark the birthday of Marauder and Order of the Phoenix member, Remus Lupin. Happy Birthday, Moony.

J.K. Rowling Updates Site, Says Not on Facebook, MySpace

Posted by: sue
February 29, 2008, 02:34 PM

Our favorite author has updated her website this morning, with a new entry in the Rumors category, dispelling any notion that she has a MySpace, Bebo, Facebook page or takes part in any of the popular social networking sites. Jo writes:

No, sorry, not even one of them, though they do seem toContinued...

Companion Books

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...

Character Birthdays

Celebrating the Life of Severus Snape

Posted by: sue
January 09, 2008, 12:31 AM

The calendar on has been updated for January 9th, marking the birthday of Severus Snape. We at TLC ask you to join us as we reflect on a most fascinating character, whose remarkable journey in the Harry Potter series was marked with both unpleasant behavior and extraordinary courage. Cheers toContinued...


PotterCast 131 J.K. Rowling Interview Transcript

Posted by: Melissa
January 02, 2008, 03:41 PM

The portion of PotterCast 131 with J.K. Rowling on it has been transcribed, as always, by our excellent PotterCast elves (if you’d like to join the transcription team, send an email to!) – to hear it yourself, visit, or just:

And now, enjoy!Continued...


A Deathly Hallows Year in Review

Posted by: sue
December 31, 2007, 09:27 PM

Ten Years, Seven Books, One Story. 2007 saw the last chapter in the Harry Potter series brought to life with the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on July 21. It was quite the journey to reach that remarkable day; please join us as we take a look back at the year in books.


As we beganContinued...

Room of Requirement Door Open at JKR's Web Site

Posted by: Melissa
December 29, 2007, 11:51 PM’s secret “Room of Requirement” door (accessed by clicking the eraser on her main desk and then clicking the handle on the door) is now open, revealing the map of the future generations of Harry Potter characters. Jo Rowling drew this chart while being filmed for theContinued...


Transcript of Part 1 of PotterCast's JK Rowling Interview

Posted by: Melissa
December 23, 2007, 05:54 PM

Thanks to our wonderful transcription elves, you can now read the transcript of the first part of our Harry Potter podcast, PotterCast's interview with J.K. Rowling (to hear it yourself, just click the play button on the right side of this page, or visit this link for all the appropriateContinued...

J.K. Rowling Updates Website with New Information on ITV Documentary, Events in "Deathly Hallows," and More

Posted by: sue
December 07, 2007, 02:06 PM

It would seem our favorite author is doing a bit of updating on her website today as there are now several very interesting new entries about the final Harry Potter novel. First up: a new entry in the Extra Stuff section of her website, regarding that mysterious Elder Wand.Continued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Bill Weasley

Posted by: sue
November 29, 2007, 12:58 AM

There is celebrating to be had, as the calendar on now reads "Happy Birthday, Bill Weasley." Cheers Bill!

Thanks Bel!

J.K. Rowling Updates with New Rubbish Bin Entries On India Religious Festival Controversy and More

Posted by: sue
November 15, 2007, 03:05 PM

Our favorite author is doing some updating on her website today, including two new entries in her "rubbish bin" section of First, Jo addresses the matter of the lawsuit involving use of a Hogwarts castle replica in India around the time of a religious festival. JKR clarifies reportsContinued...