Rowling testifies in 'Potter' suit ag...

Rowling testifies in 'Potter' suit against Byron Center man

There are 3 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Apr 14, 2008, titled Rowling testifies in 'Potter' suit against Byron Center man. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

J.K. Rowling says her efforts to halt a Michigan publisher's "Harry Potter" lexicon have been crushing her creativity.

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#1 Apr 15, 2008
I have enjoyed the existence of the online lexicon when trying to reference something in the Harry Potter books quickly. I am so disappointed that VanderArk has tried to exploit Rowling's work. She has an amazing mind and it is not fair to steal her thoughts and ideas and claim them to be your own. If RDR gets its way and publishes, I will never buy their cheap imitation of a book I look forward to buying from Rowling, and I will discourage anyone I can from supporting RDR in any way.

For a "common people" explanation of the trial, check out . It's one of the best fan sites out there, and does everything to celebrate Rowling's work, instead of exploit it.
Mini Wylie

Riverside, CA

#2 Apr 15, 2008
I think that Rowling is greedy. So what if it borrows from her books. They public loves them and she should take it as a compliment not as a challenge. UGH!

Brookfield, WI

#3 Apr 15, 2008
I wonder why she's not suing all these people (each of which reference Steve Vander Ark in their books by the way). I found each of these books by simply searching amazon for steve vander ark...

Looking for God in Harry Potter (Hardcover)
by John Granger (Author)

The Seeker's Guide to Harry Potter (Paperback)
by Geo Trevarthen (Author)

Muggles and Magic: An Unofficial Guide to J.k. Rowling and the Harry Potter Phenomenon by George W. Beahm and Tim Kirk (Paperback - April 11, 2007)

Mapping the World of the Sorcerer's Apprentice (Harry Potter)(Smart Pop series) by Mercedes Lackey (Paperback - Jan 1, 2006)

Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter by Elizabeth E. Heilman (Paperback - Nov 2002)

Unlocking Harry Potter: Five Keys for the Serious Reader by John Granger (Paperback - Mar 1, 2007)

The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter: A Treasury of Myths, Legends, and Fascinating Facts by David Colbert (Paperback - May 4, 2004)

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