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Truth and Myth According to Laura Mallory

Posted by: sue
January 26, 2007, 04:11 PM

Laura Mallory, the woman from the state of Georgia who has repeatedly tried to have the Harry Potter books removed from school shelves, has written an opinion piece in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, where she states what she calls "myths" and "truths" on why she is continuing herContinued...

Books

Georgia Woman Continues Fight to Ban Potter Books

Posted by: sue
January 18, 2007, 07:28 AM

As expected, a woman in Georgia is continuing her attempts to have the Harry Potter novels banned from school shelves, even after losing several rulings on the matter. As we reported previously, Laura Mallory was expected to appeal and now news organizations are reporting that is the case asContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Rumor Revisited: Disney and a Harry Potter Theme Park

Posted by: sue
October 16, 2006, 02:13 PM

There is a new story online which drags up the long rumored report of a possible Harry Potter theme park and Disney. JimHillmedia.com is reporting today that author J.K. Rowling has signed a letter of intent to discuss the possibility of Harry Potter and a Disney theme park venture. Quotage:Continued...

Books

Georgia Woman Continues Fight to Ban Potter Books

Posted by: sue
October 04, 2006, 12:03 PM

A followup for you now on the case of the Gwinnett County, Georgia woman who is continuing her attempt to have the Harry Potter books removed from elementary school libraries. Having been denied by the local school board, Laura Mallory appealed her case before the State Board of Education. In herContinued...

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Harry Potter Printer Reveals "Serious" Accounting Errors

Posted by: Melissa
August 30, 2006, 06:11 PM

British printing firm St. Ives, best known for printing the Harry Potter book series, has been "hit by a major scandal" after "serious accounting errors" were revealed. The errors occurred in the firm's point-of-sale division (customers include Marks & SpencerContinued...

GoFFilm

Wyrd Sisters Want to Win Against WB

Posted by: Melissa
July 03, 2006, 10:13 PM

Despite losing the original court case and then being ordered to pay WB's court fees for it, the Winnipeg folk group The Wyrd Sisters plans to continue battling WB for featuring a band of the same name in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. (Note: The name Wyrd Sisters does not appear in the film, only inContinued...

GoFFilm

Wyrd Sisters Ordered to Pay WB's Legal Fees

Posted by: Melissa
July 01, 2006, 11:31 AM

The Wyrd Sisters, the Canadian folk band that sued Warner Bros. over rights to use its name in the film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, has been ordered to pay $140,000 to WB for its legal expenses in the suit. Justice Colin Campbell ruled that the band's attempt to block distribution of theContinued...

Books

Georgia Woman Appeals Potter Book Ban Ruling

Posted by: sue
June 13, 2006, 12:49 PM

Last month we told you of a woman who lost her attempt to have the Gwinnett County school board in Georgia ban the Harry Potter books. The school board rejected this claim, allowing the books to remain on the shelves, and now Laura Mallory has filed a written appeal of this decision. Previously, thisContinued...

Books

Harry Potter Books to Remain on Gwinnett County Library Shelves

Posted by: Melissa
May 11, 2006, 10:41 PM

The Gwinnett County, Georgia Board of Education voted unanimously tonight to allow the Harry Potter books to remain in public school libraries there.
Last month, a parent (who said she had not read any of the Potter books in their entirety) brought a complaint before the BoardContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR's Court Win Protects Children of Celebrities

Posted by: Melissa
May 05, 2006, 08:23 AM

J.K. Rowling and her husband, Dr. Neil Murray, won a lawsuit yesterday against the Sunday Express, which printed a photograph of their son David. Because of the ruling, British newspapers will be unable to publish photographs of celebrities' children in many circumstances, which is likely toContinued...

HBP Film

Warning: HP Email Scam Targets HBP Hopefuls

Posted by: Melissa
January 25, 2006, 10:29 AM

The Toronto Globe and Mail is reporting an alarming email scam, targeting Harry Potter fans, particularly children. The bogus email appears to be from Warner Bros. and offers acting roles in the film version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [sic]. The inevitable catch is that thereContinued...

GoFFilm

Wyrd Sisters' Toil and Trouble for Naught: Case Against Goblet Dismissed

Posted by: Melissa
November 04, 2005, 05:42 PM

CTV reports that the Ontario Superior Court dismissed a notion by a Winnipeg folk group, The Wyrd Sisters, to block the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Canada. The band argued that "a fictional rock band in the film would ruin their careers."Continued...

Wyrd Sisters Get Court Date

Posted by: Melissa
October 26, 2005, 04:14 PM

That Canadian folk group embroiled in a legal challenge to Goblet of Fire in Canada have a court date at which they are going to try and block the release of the film in Canada.

"There is absolutely no name . . . for the band that is playing," Warner Brothers spokesman Scott Rowe said from Los Angeles.
"TheyContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Followup: Guard Admits to Theft of Early Half-Blood Prince Books

Posted by: sue
October 10, 2005, 12:17 PM

Earlier this summer we told you about the incredible fiasco where a reporter from the tabloid "The Sun" attempted to purchase early copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince before its release date. There was some sort of gunplay involved, and ultimately theContinued...

WB Responds to Reports of HBP-Related Scam

Posted by: Melissa
October 09, 2005, 09:10 AM

Warner Brothers has recieved reports of a scam perpetuated via email regarding auditions for Half-Blood Prince. Various HP fandomers report getting unsolicited emails that say:

Dear applicant,
Plot Outline: As Harry Potter begins his 6th year at Hogwarts School of
Witchcraft and Wizardry, he discovers anContinued...

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