View Full Version : J.K. Rowling sues hp-lexicon.org
11-01-2007, 04:59 AM
Part of me is thinking "greedy bitch!" while the other part is thinking "way to go, Jo!"
11-01-2007, 08:51 AM
It shouldn't be too difficult to imagine a print version of the website that uses information from Rowling's books in a non-infringing way.
Still, she has a right, and indeed an obligation to protect her intellectual property, so I don't really fault her, although it would make more sense to wait and see if anything in the book does infringe upon her copyright or not.
BTW, are you in the PSU area?
11-03-2007, 01:28 PM
I don't think it's the website that bothers her, it's putting it all in print that's the issue.
Jo's been very supporting of her internet fanbase - especially mugglenet.com and the leaky cauldron.
11-04-2007, 09:11 AM
I wouldn't want someone to profit off of my ideas either.
I do not blame her.
11-04-2007, 11:52 AM
Sis, right, and I think that's because the website doesn't seek to make any profit from using her IP, so it's viewed as non-infringing. However, publishing a book is definitely a "for profit" endeavour, so it could infringe on her IP, so she is obliged to sue if she'd like to maintain her copyright.
11-15-2007, 09:08 AM
BTW, are you in the PSU area?
Not University Park, but I'm a PSU Grad.
11-15-2007, 06:17 PM
well then....WE ARE!
11-16-2007, 07:32 AM
You a UP grad or a branch campus grad?
11-16-2007, 08:00 AM
PSU by marriage.
The wife started at Delco (which just changed his name, much to her chagrin) and then went to UP. She's been president of our local alumni chapter for some time, which puts her on the advisory board at the Mont Alto campus. We've become buddy-buddy with the Chancellor there, David Gnage, who is a really great guy.
11-16-2007, 10:19 AM
Lemme guess. Jakester graduated from the Blue Ball branch when he couldn't get in to the branch in Intercourse, PA.
11-16-2007, 05:18 PM
Yes...and I drove out of Intercourse in a Hummer.
11-19-2007, 07:04 AM
I shudder to think of what they'll say when I tell them I graduated from the DuBois campus. I kid you not it is pronounced (doo boys) by the local population.
11-22-2007, 01:46 AM
on the issue of suing... did anyone hear the news that the Red Hot Chili Peppers are going to sue the creators of the TV show 'Californication'? I think it's really ridiculous! link here clicky (http://www.celebtv.com/Headlines.aspx?NewsGuid=a10c7894-2140-4a80-90e3-fea6eb82e4ab)
RHCP used to be great - but I got annoyed a couple of years ago when they went mad over someone leaking their Stadium ARcadium album. I mean WTF - I thought they were kinda radical? They seem to have turned into greedy capitalist *******
11-24-2007, 08:05 PM
Rowling suing is ironic considering she plagerized the book, herself. If anyone should sue hp-lexicon.org, it should be the person who actually wrote the HP book!
11-24-2007, 10:00 PM
From whence did she plagiarize?
11-25-2007, 02:28 PM
I too am unfamiliar with Rowling being down with the plagarism. Do enlighten us poor dimwits. If you do, Spammy will post her boobs.
11-25-2007, 11:54 PM
I think NotaFan is referring to that old case against her that Harry Potter was created beforehand...
That controversy was created by author Nancy Stouffer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Stouffer#Nancy_Stouffer)about her alleged series The Legend of Rah and the Muggles..and Larry Potter and his best friend Lilly.
She tried making a case that she made up the characters beforehand and Rowling stole from her but that case was found out to be false and Stouffer was actually ordered to pay court-appointed fines for fraud.
Or he could be referring to the 86 horror movie Troll. That film is based around a character named Harry Potter Jr. who discovers that witches and wizards are real and does battle with an evil troll after entering the magical realm..
11-26-2007, 12:02 PM
I remember that.
There are not too many people that come up with own ideas anymore.
11-26-2007, 12:56 PM
Wow, DJ. Neither sounds remotely like plagarism.
11-26-2007, 10:24 PM
Hey butthead, I was only mentioning what he could be referring to above..And yes, he probably should have said "copyright infringement" instead of plagarism even if I don't believe Jo did either action for the above two examples.
God knows copyright infringement happens all the time in the industry with screenwriters and studios. Scribe will send in a script and he won't get any reaction in some cases..A year later, a movie gets greenlit incorporating most of that guy's script elements with a different name.
Last week, a new John Singleton horror film was greenlit that sounded amazingly like John Carpenter's The Thing...
I don't believe Jo did that with the troll movie, which in the end was a good ole fashioned cheesy 80's horror movie that probably didn't even get a UK release.
11-28-2007, 07:38 AM
I remember hearing about the Troll similarities, but really, does it seem like a struggling, single-mom would have been watching bad horror movies?!
And I was trying to be nice and not completely bust on our un-fan.
11-28-2007, 11:22 AM
Sure, Sure believe the lie!:smirk: And OJ is innocent, too! :rolleyes: People with money create their own reality and you all just buy into it, apparently! We already know Rowling has no integrity! She made sure to wait until all her books were sold to announce that DD was gay! I mean comeon! She is obviously a slave to the almighty dollar and uses it to crush the little people! I say boycott the rich b****! :cool: BTW, how quickly you all turn on eachother! HAHAHA! I love it!:Mwahaha: ...Now where dem boobies?:eyebrow:
11-28-2007, 12:30 PM
Ooooh. I get sarcasm!
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