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JKR/WB vs RDR Books Trial: RDR Books Withdraws Appeal

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Posted by: Edward
December 04, 2008, 04:45 PM

An update comes today regarding the ongoing JKR/WB vs. RDR Books trial.  Publisher RDR Books voluntarily withdrew its appeal in the RDR Books vs. WB/JKR case concerning the publication of an unauthorized Harry Potter encyclopedia.  The publisher is working on releasing a version of the book in question that complies with the judge's ruling, which indicated that the original book copied heavily from the Harry Potter books. There was no settlement in the case.

The Christopher Little Agency released the following statement today:

"We are delighted that this matter is finally and favourably resolved and that J.K. Rowling's rights  -- and indeed the rights of all authors of creative works -- have been protected.  We are also pleased to hear that rather than continue to litigate, RDR have themselves decided to publish a different book prepared with reference to Judge Patterson's decision."
Complete trial coverage from Leaky can be found via this link.

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66 Comments

RCP

Yay! Yay! :::doing a happy dance:::: I think it is awesome that Steve is finally publishing the Lexicon book. I am off to preorder a signed copy so it will arrive quickly. I am so happy that this book is finally being published. Gooooo Steve!

Posted by RCP on December 05, 2008, 08:25 PM report to moderator
mindy

Yippee for all these new Potter books. First Melissa’s, then Beadle and now Steve’s book. Can’t wait for the new Lexicon.

Posted by mindy on December 05, 2008, 10:21 PM report to moderator
Liz M

I’m glad a compromise has been come to that satisfies both sides, and that we can finally put this matter to rest. I wish Steve sucess with both his books, and Jo with hers when she releases it. I’ll be buying both the Scottish book and Steve’s Searching For Harry Potter. Not sure yet about the Lexicon book.

Posted by Liz M on December 06, 2008, 05:16 PM report to moderator
Marcie

I will not buy the unauthorized Harry Potter encyclopedia. because it was not written by JKR. I think the true JKR/ Harry Potter fans should not buy this book. I support JKR 100%.

Posted by Marcie on December 07, 2008, 09:20 PM report to moderator
p.f.

case closed! http://docs.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/new-york/nysdce/1:2007cv09667/315790/98/0.pdf

just found in the illuminated dungeon.

Posted by p.f. on December 16, 2008, 07:13 PM report to moderator
Alek

Hi. Good site.

Posted by Alek on December 30, 2008, 01:31 PM report to moderator
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