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Followup: Man Convicted in Murder of Potter Actor Rob Knox

Posted by: sue
March 04, 2009, 08:30 AM

Last May, we learned the tragic news that actor Rob Knox, a young actor who will be seen as Marcus Belby in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, had been murdered in London. Today, the BBC reports that a jury has convicted Karl Bishop, 22, and found him guilty of the stabbingContinued...

RDR Books Files Notice of Appeal

Posted by: Kristin
November 11, 2008, 04:08 PM

As we reported in September, Judge Robert Patterson ruled in favor of J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers in the copyright case against RDR Books, publisher of the book version of the Harry Potter Lexicon website. RDR Books has now officially filed a notice of appeal. An actual appeal will follow.


Past Leaky coverage of theContinued...

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Court Refuses to Hear Appeal on J.K. Rowling Photo Privacy Case

Posted by: sue
October 28, 2008, 10:14 AM

A court in the UK has refused to hear an appeal filed by Big Pictures LTD in regards to a case involving a photo of the young child of author J.K. Rowling. The Harry Potter author and her husband Dr. Neil Murray had won an appeal in May of the case they brought seeking to protect theContinued...

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Followup: Indian Court Rules Against WB in "Hari Puttar" Case

Posted by: sue
September 22, 2008, 02:06 PM

A followup today regarding Warner Brothers and a legal case they had brought, seeking to stop the release of a film from India called “Hari Puttar.” The BBC is reporting the High Court in Delhi, India has rejected the suit filed by WB, saying “Warner Bros could have broughtContinued...

Companion Books

JKR/WB vs RDR Books Trial: An Appeal to be Filed

Posted by: Edward
September 15, 2008, 12:19 PM

An update for you this morning on the ongoing trial between WB/JKR vs.RDR Books. The Detroit Free Press is reporting an appeal is expected to be filed this week in this matter. The paper reports:

Roger Rapoport, a Muskegon publisher, and Steve Vander Ark, a Grand Rapids area librarian and author,Continued...

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JKR/WB vs RDR Books Trial: Statements Regarding Ruling

Posted by: Kristin
September 08, 2008, 07:47 PM

Since the opinion earlier today in which Judge Patterson ruled in favor of J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers, the following statements have been issued.

From J.K. Rowling:

“I took no pleasure at all in bringing legal action and am delighted that this issue has been resolved favourably. I went to courtContinued...

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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...

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WB Files Suit Over "Hari Puttar" Film Title In India

Posted by: Edward
August 27, 2008, 02:32 AM

The BBC is reporting that Warner Bros. has filed suit against a film company in India for infringing on intellectual property rights in titling an upcoming movie: “Hari Puttar – A Comedy Of Terrors.” A spokesperson confirmed that a lawsuit was filed against Mirchi Movies andContinued...

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JKR/WB vs. RDR Books Trial: Findings of Fact & Conclusions of Law (pt 2)

Posted by: Kristin
May 11, 2008, 02:51 AM

This post is part two of our post from earlier today, and includes our summary of the Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law presented by JKR/WB in this PDF.

Please see the prior post for Editor’s Notes. In addition, please also note that the JKR/WB document is considerablyContinued...

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JKR/WB vs. RDR Books Trial: Findings of Fact & Conclusions of Law (pt 1)

Posted by: Kristin
May 10, 2008, 12:30 PM

We now have available at Leaky the Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law documents from both Plaintiffs JKR/WB and Defendant RDR Books. These documents offer each side’s analysis of the trial and opinion on how it should conclude. The documents are in PDF format and totalContinued...

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JKR/WB vs. RDR Books Trial: Tim Wu Leads Panel at Copyright Conference, Discusses Fan Response to Vander Ark

Posted by: Kristin
May 09, 2008, 01:21 AM

Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu led a panel May 1st at OnCopyright 2008, a conference hosted by the Copyright Clearance Center. The panel focused on the JKR/WB vs RDR Books lawsuit, and more particularly on the response Harry Potter fans have had to Steve VanderContinued...

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Followup: JK Rowling Wins Appeal on Child Photo Privacy Case

Posted by: sue
May 07, 2008, 05:22 PM

Previously we told you of a legal matter involving author J.K. Rowling and photographs of her young 18 month old son that were published in a UK paper several years ago. In effort to protect their privacy of their young children, the case went to court, and today Jo and her husband Dr.Continued...

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JKR/WB vs. RDR Books Trial: "Fan Feud", from The New Yorker

Posted by: Kristin
May 06, 2008, 12:55 AM

Tim Wu in an article for The New Yorker looks at the events leading up to the trial, speaks to Steve Vander Ark, and compares J.K. Rowling to the mythical Athena:

“Once upon a time, a talented weaver named Arachne declared herself superior in skill to Athena, the goddess of wisdom, whoContinued...

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JKR/WB vs. RDR Books Trial: Chicago Tribune article

Posted by: Kristin
May 03, 2008, 03:53 PM

The Chicago Tribune speaks to Roger Rapoport of RDR Books, the publishing company that is involved in a legal battle against JK Rowling and Warner Brothers over the rights to publish a book version of the HP Lexicon website.

Not a Potter fan, Mr. Rapoport was unfamiliar with theContinued...

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JKR/WB vs. RDR Books Trial: Opinions

Posted by: Kristin
April 26, 2008, 02:05 AM

Several public figures have voiced their opinions on the JKR/WB vs. RDR Books court case:

Hugo and Nebula award-winning writer Orson Scott Card claims that J.K. Rowling’s “hypocrisy is so thick” that he “can hardly breathe”.

He goes on to say:

“Once you publish fiction, Ms.Continued...

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