There’s some controversy in the
From Publishers Weekly: When asked if he considered himself part of the Harry Potter fan community, he broke down in tears, initially answering, “I did,” but then saying, “I do.” After regaining his composure, he said, “It’s been difficult because there’s been a lot of criticism and obviously that was never the intention.”
I’m torn. I have to say I feel badly for
However, if the book is a just a glorified cut and paste job, then I would tend to side to Rowling. Apparently,
Rowling and her lawyers have claimed that Vander Ark’s book contains “spoilers” that could ruin the books for children who haven’t read them and that it contains information from Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
According to Publisher’s Weekly, it sounds like the Judge is pushing both sides to work towards a settlement.
“Before adjourning at 4 p.m., Judge Patterson took both sides to task for what he saw as a lack of progress on addressing the case’s core issue—that of fair use—and expressed concern that “despite Ms. Rowling’s strong feelings,” the case seemed more “lawyer-driven” than “client-driven,” with “fair use on one side and a big company with a lot of money on the other.”
What do you think?
Day Two Brings Fresh Drama at Rowling Trial, http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6551810.html
Rowling Implores Judge To Block Publication of Guide, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120838235497420841.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
At the Harry Potter Trial, the New York Papers Pile On Steven Vander
Does JK Rowling own Harry Potter? http://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/84.Does_JK_Rowling_own_Harry_Potter_