Books …And Your Little Harry Potter Book, Too
posted by September 8 at 13:14 PMon
J.K. Rowling has won a copyright infringement case against an author who was trying to publish a Harry Potter encyclopedia. The bajillionaire author also won $6,750 in damages.
This is a bad thing for copyright cases. Rowling claimed that this particular book, The Harry Potter Lexicon, has too much content copied directly out of the source material and is profiting directly from Rowling’s success. But I can see this sort of thing being used as a precedent to further attack publishers of unofficial guides to just about anything.