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Companion Books

Questions and Answers with WB and RDR; Lexicon Responds

Posted by: Melissa
November 03, 2007, 04:37 AM

Today, TLC spoke to Diane Nelson, President of Warner Premiere, Warner Bros., who takes care of global brand management for HP, and Richard Harris, spokesperson for RDR Books, regarding the recently filed lawsuit against the publication of an unofficial Harry Potter encyclopedia, aiming to answer fan questionsContinued...

Companion Books

J.K. Rowling Updates "Companion Books" Article; RDR Books Responds

Posted by: Melissa
November 01, 2007, 07:07 PM

As reported yesterday, WB and JKR filed suit yesterday over The Harry Potter Lexicon's intent to publish an encyclopedia. The action went hand-in-hand with a statement JKR had made on her Web site about not supporting unofficial companion books because they take away from the proposed book she will beContinued...

Companion Books

J.K. Rowling and WB File Suit Over Unofficial Encyclopedia

Posted by: Melissa
October 31, 2007, 09:00 PM

Reuters is reporting that author J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros., makers of the Harry Potter films, filed suit (update: details of suit are now below) today against a forthcoming unofficial encyclopedia book based on the Harry Potter series. Reuters reports the book, "The Harry Potter Lexicon,"Continued...

Legal

India Court Rejects J.K. Rowling Claim For Copyright Infringement

Posted by: sue
October 12, 2007, 02:09 PM

A followup this morning on the story we told you about yesterday regarding a claim made by lawyers representing author J.K. Rowling and a Hogwarts type building made for a religious festival in India. A replica of the magical castle and a Hogwarts Express train were at the centerContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Group Sued for Copyright Breach in Recreating Hogwarts Castle (Updated)

Posted by: Edward
October 11, 2007, 06:38 PM

Reuters is reporting legal representatives for Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling have filed a court petition against a group in India for recreating the Hogwarts Castle as part of a religious festival honoring the Hindu Goddess Durga in the eastern city of Kolkata. The FD Block PujaContinued...

Books

Attorneys for JKR Continuing Battle Against Piracy of Harry Potter Books in China

Posted by: sue
August 19, 2007, 02:14 AM

Piracy of the Harry Potter novels continue to be a high priority issue for attorneys representing author J.K. Rowling, as Scotland on Sunday reports major efforts are at hand to try and stem the tide of fake and many illegal copies of the Harry Potter novels in theContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Follow Up: Teen Not to Face Criminal Charges in Illegal French "Deathly Hallows" Translation Case

Posted by: sue
August 13, 2007, 01:23 PM

A follow up today regarding the case of a teen Harry Potter fan who posted online an unofficial French translation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The BBC is reporting today that French Harry Potter publishers Gallimard, along with author J.K.Continued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Teen Arrested for Posting Illegal French Translation of "Deathly Hallows" Online

Posted by: sue
August 08, 2007, 07:47 PM

A young teen fan of the Harry Potter series was arrested after it was discovered he had posted online a complete, yet unofficial translation in French of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The Guardian reports a 16 year old boy from Aix-en-Provence, France was tooContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Court Rules Against JKR in Photo Privacy Case

Posted by: sue
August 08, 2007, 12:50 AM

J.K. Rowling lost a bid in court today when a judge in the UK ruled against the Harry Potter author who had tried to stop publication of a photograph involving her young child. The case involved a photograph taken of young David Murray, then 20 months old, as he was out with his parents for a walk inContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Asking Booksellers for Help in Case of Young Madeleine

Posted by: sue
July 16, 2007, 06:54 PM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is continuing in her efforts to help locate a young girl from the UK who went missing from her family while on holiday a few months ago. The case of four year old Madeleine McCann has generated world wide response, including early response fromContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Hacker Hoax

Posted by: Edward
June 21, 2007, 02:00 AM

Rumors have been floating around the internet today concerning a ‘hacker’ obtaining a digital copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows from a Bloomsbury computer and posting the alleged ending on the web. Reuters is reporting this evening that a Bloomsbury spokesperson ‘declinedContinued...

Books

Judge in Georgia Upholds Decision to Keep Harry Potter Books on School Shelves

Posted by: sue
May 29, 2007, 12:14 PM

A Superior Court Judge today upheld an earlier decision by school officials to keep the Harry Potter series on the shelves of Gwinnett County school libraries, despite the repeated attempts of a Georgia woman who seeks to have the novels banned. Laura Mallory appearedContinued...

Books

New Court Date for Potter Critic Mallory's Appeal

Posted by: Edward
April 12, 2007, 12:24 PM

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Superior Court of Gwinnett in Georgia will hear the appeal of the State Board of Education's ruling against longtime Harry Potter critic, Laura Mallory, and her claim that the fictional book's spot in the school district's librariesContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Author J.K. Rowling Sues eBay Over Pirated Harry Potter Books

Posted by: sue
February 25, 2007, 10:59 PM

The Times is reporting tonight that Harry Potter author J.K.Rowling is suing online auction site eBay "after unscrupulous sellers used the Indian version of the website to sell unauthorised versions of her books." JKR has obtained an injunction which "prohibits eBay fromContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Attorney for JKR : No E-Book Version of "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
February 04, 2007, 05:22 PM

The Associated Press is reporting today that an attorney for author J.K. Rowling has stated there will be no e-book version available of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." Those hopeful for a text version of the last Harry Potter book to download are out of luck, as there notContinued...

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