in which the spell has landed ….
Harry Potter’s creator, JK Rowling, and her movie producers have successfully obtained an injunction against the publication of The Harry Potter Lexicon. The judge also awarded US$6,750.
Marty has the text of Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. v RDR Books (SDNY 8 Sept 2008) here.
IPKat has a short summary based on media reports here.
NY Times report (free subscription required) here.
It’s not clear yet if there will be an appeal.
Wonder how it would play out here? Of course, without looking at the book and seeing just how extensively the takings were, any comments would be worse than idle speculation. We do have Full Court authority that taking lots of little snippets can constitute a substantial part but that, of course, is under appeal.