The "Ask Jo" contest is over, and the points stand thus:
1. theotherhermit, with 20% of the vote
2. RedMane, with 19% of the vote
3. hpmons, with 13% of the vote
The three questions that TLC will definitely ask Jo Rowling on July 16 are, respectively:
- Do memories in a Pensieve reflect reality or the views of the personContinued...
TLC was able to obtain a copy of the injunction granted to J.K. Rowling regarding disclosure of the contents of book six (read the intial story here); you can read the PDF here (but make sure you have Adobe Reader so you can open the document).
The order is broader than the original newspaper articles implied; anyoneContinued...
An issue of a training manual published by the U.S. Army containing a cartoon parody is turning out to be no laughing matter for J.K.Rowling and her attorneys. The Times of London reports that in a recent issue of "Preventative Maintenance Monthly", the training manual featured a cartoon strip withContinued...
Happy New Year everyone! Because 2005 is going to be such a big year for Harry
Potter fans, we thought now was a good time to look back at 2004, which
wasn't too shabby either where we're concerned. Editor Sue scoured our archives
and found all our 2004 highlights, so we hope you enjoy this littleContinued...
Warner Brothers has a high-tech plan to foil piracy of Prisoner of Azkaban, the Guardian reports.
Military-style night-sights have been sent to every outlet in the country showing the new Harry Potter film, The Prisoner of Azkaban.
Staff have been instructed to spend all two hours and 22 minutes of the film scanning theContinued...
In Australia yesterday:
It was not the Ministry of Magic but the Federal Court that delivered a howler message to entertainment giant Time Warner yesterday.
Justice Murray Wilcox found that the company did not have a monopoly on the moniker Harry Potter, finding in favour of clothing chain Wombat, which devised the "harryContinued...
TLC Reader Cathy wrote to us with a bit of research on what the recently registered Harry Potter titles may mean. Click on the link below to read her notes, but in summary, her conclusion is what Melissa suggested - that these are likely titles of computer games. Thanks, Cathy!
Yesterday, you listed the notification about theContinued...
BBC News reports that China is having its share of problems with unauthorized translations of OotP hitting the web.
The Ledger has an article discussing the legalities of downloading books, including Harry Potter.
Newsround reports that German Harry Potter fans are being told to stop translating the English version of OotP into German. The German version will not be published until November 8, 2003.
Those who would like to read what was filed in the court case against the New York Daily News can find it in this PDF document.
Thanks to David for sending us this snippet from The Week Magazine. It sounds like Arthur Weasley will have his hands full:
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Denounce your neighbor: The Saudi religious police have launched a Web site where Saudis can anonymously accuse their neighbors of violating religious laws,Continued...
You may recall some months ago that Indian publishing houses Sahitya Tirtha and Nandita Publishers were in a dispute with WB and J.K. Rowling over Harry Potter Kolkataye - a book which author Uttam Ghosh sets the boy wizard in Kolkata and introduces a native boy named Jhontu.
The Times of India has an update onContinued...