J.K. Rowling Is In NYC For Her Silly Lawsuit

Choked Up Rowling Fumes Over ‘Potter’ Encyclopedia

In court papers filed before the trial, Rowling said she was “deeply troubled” by the book.

“If RDR’s position is accepted, it will undoubtedly have a significant, negative impact on the freedoms enjoyed by genuine fans on the Internet,” she said. “Authors everywhere will be forced to protect their creations much more rigorously, which could mean denying well-meaning fans permission to pursue legitimate creative activities.”

In court papers, Vander Ark, 50, said he was a teacher and school librarian in Byron Center, Mich., before recently moving to London to begin a career as a writer.

He said he joined an adult online discussion group devoted to the “Harry Potter” books in 1999 before launching his own Web site as a hobby a year later. Since then, neither Rowling nor her publisher had ever complained about anything on it, he said.

In May 2004, he said, Rowling mentioned his Web site on her own, writing, “This is such a great site that I have been known to sneak into an Internet cafe while out writing and check a fact rather than go into a bookshop and buy a copy of Harry Potter (which is embarrassing). A Web site for the dangerously obsessive; my natural home.”

I still think she’s wrong.

If I wasn’t drowning in a backlog, I would have popped over to the courthouse to get some pics of her entering and/or leaving.

Previously here:

More About That J.K. Rowling Lawsuit
J.K. Rowling Is Wrong
Quote: J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling: A Year In The Life

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