Monday, September 8, 2008

J.K. Rowling Wins Lawsuit

I promised to follow-up an earlier post this year about the suit that Warner Brothers Entertainment and J.K. Rowling, author of the much-beloved Harry Potter series, filed against RDR Books to stop publication of the Harry Potter Lexicon.

Well, the judgment is in; and Rowling won.

According to Publishers' Weekly:
In his opinion, U.S. district court judge Robert Patterson said that RDR “had failed to establish an affirmative defense of fair use” and issued a permanent injunction against the Lexicon. According to Reuters, Patterson awarded the plaintiffs $750 for each of Rowling’s seven Harry Potter novels, as well as $750 each of the Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, for damages totaling $6,750.