Rowling and Warner Bros. File Suit over Companion Book
J.K. Rowling updated the News Section of her official site earlier today saying that she could not approve of “companion books” or “encyclopedias” to her series.
The Harry Potter author and Warner Bros. filed suit in a Manhattan Court today against Harry Potter Lexicon owner Steve Vander Ark and several defendants for publishing “an unofficial encyclopedic companion to the ‘Harry Potter’ series,” saying it “infringes copyright and attempts to cash in on the successful brand.” The Harry Potter Lexicon is slated to be released by RDR Books on November 28.
Roger Rapoport, the publisher and owner of RDR Books said the companion novel “only promotes the sale of J.K. Rowling’s work and we intend to publish on schedule as planned.”
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