Friday, December 5, 2008

Harry Potter Lexicon Dispute Concludes with Worst Book Title Ever

I don't have much to say on the whole RDR Books vs. Rowling case over the proposed Harry Potter Lexicon. The book sounded like a cockamamie idea that was stretching Fair Use way beyond its breaking point. So it was good to hear that RDR is going in a different direction:

... Instead, the company has announced plans to release a new unauthorized guide to the Potter series, The Lexicon: An Unauthorized Guide to Harry Potter Fiction and Related Materials. The book will include commentary that does not appear on Vander Ark’s Web site. RDR publisher Roger Rapoport said the new book “has a new focus and purpose, mindful of the guidelines of the court.” The $24.95 trade paperback is set to be released January 12.


Wait.

"...Harry Potter Fiction and Related Materials?"

Um ... no offense, but ... hey, RDR, let me guess: Your lawyers wrote the book title, didn't they?

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