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Convention Alley: Turning Harry Canadian

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Posted by: Melissa
August 01, 2004, 09:34 AM

Today's Ottawa Citizen showcases the ongoing ConventionAlley's unique approach to dodging copyright issues that come with running a fan conference:

So, in a solution that's increasingly common among legions of Potter-obsessed fans, organizers of an international Harry Potter conference this weekend in Ottawa have tweaked the children's classic. Their Harry has Canadian roots.
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And how. Canadian relatives to Harry, Hermione and Ron are equal in everything except that little wee trademark symbol beside their names. This is because setting up an alternate universe was the only way organizers could skirt a multi-page book of guidelines that have been issued to fan groups by Warner Bros., which owns the movie and licensing rights.

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