The Lexicon

An Unauthorized Guide to Harry Potter Fiction and Related Materials

Author: Steve Vander Ark

Publisher: Rdr Books

ISBN: 9781571431745

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 347

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Presents a comprehensive guide to the Harry Potter book series and its related materials, providing information on characters, settings, spells, magical items, and the history of Rowling's magical universe.

Fan Fiction and Copyright

Outsider Works and Intellectual Property Protection

Author: Aaron Schwabach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317136454

Category: Law

Page: 184

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As long as there have been fans, there has been fan fiction. There seems to be a fundamental human need to tell additional stories about the characters after the book, series, play or movie is over. But developments in information technology and copyright law have put these fan stories at risk of collision with the content owners’ intellectual property rights. Fan fiction has long been a nearly invisible form of outsider art, but over the past decade it has grown exponentially in volume and in legal importance. Because of its nature, authorship, and underground status, fan fiction stands at an intersection of key issues regarding property, sexuality, and gender. In Fan Fiction and Copyright, author Aaron Schwabach examines various types of fan-created content and asks whether and to what extent they are protected from liability for copyright infringement. Professor Schwabach discusses examples of original and fan works from a wide range of media, genres, and cultures. From Sherlock Holmes to Harry Potter, fictional characters, their authors, and their fans are sympathetically yet realistically assessed. Fan Fiction and Copyright looks closely at examples of three categories of disputes between authors and their fans: Disputes over the fans’ use of copyrighted characters, disputes over online publication of fiction resembling copyright work, and in the case of J.K. Rowling and a fansite webmaster, a dispute over the compiling of a reference work detailing an author's fictional universe. Offering more thorough coverage of many such controversies than has ever been available elsewhere, and discussing fan works from the United States, Brazil, China, India, Russia, and elsewhere, Fan Fiction and Copyright advances the understanding of fan fiction as transformative use and points the way toward a safe harbor for fan fiction.

Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. & J. K. Rowling V. Rdr Books and 10 Does

Author: District Court S Us District Court Sdny

Publisher: Nimble Books LLC

ISBN: 1608880168

Category: Law

Page: 70

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This case is an essential reference for any author or publisher who is considering the publicati0n of an unauthorized book that complements or comments upon copyrighted material by another author. In this case, J. K. Rowling and Warner Brothers prevailed against RDR Books, which had published an unauthorized "companion guide" that relied very heavily on "fictional facts" created by J. K. Rowling in the Harry Potter series.

Harry Potter and Convergence Culture

Essays on Fandom and the Expanding Potterverse

Author: Amanda Firestone,Leisa A. Clark

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476672075

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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Since the 1997 publication of the first Harry Potter novel, the "Potterverse" has seen the addition of eight feature films (with a ninth in production), the creation of the interactive Pottermore© website, the release of myriad video games, the construction of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, several companion books (such as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), critical essays and analyses, and the 2016 debut of the original stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This collection of new essays interprets the Wizarding World beyond the books and films through the lens of convergence culture. Contributors explore how online communities tackle Sorting and games like the Quidditch Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, and analyze how Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are changing fandom and the canon alike.


A Passage of Ghosts

Author: Steven Faulkner

Publisher: RDR Books

ISBN: 9781571431707

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 371

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Tired, hungry, lost, lonely, fogbound, shipwrecked, and unable to make their way in the darkness, Stephen Faulkner and his teenage son Justin are having the greatest time. 'Waterwalk' is Faulkner's account of their journey retracing the exploration of French explorers Marquette and Joliet in 1673 up the Mississippi to St. Louis.