Following a decision issued today by Judge Patterson in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, regarding her case against RDR Books, J.K. Rowling today issued the following statement:
I took no pleasure at all in bringing legal action and am delighted that this issue has been resolved favourably.
I went to court to uphold the right of authors everywhere to protect their own original work. The court has upheld that right.
The proposed book took an enormous amount of my work and added virtually no original commentary of its own. Now the court has ordered that it must not be published.
Many books have been published which offer original insights into the world of Harry Potter. The Lexicon just is not one of them.
Want to read what all the hubbub was about? Check out my original post on this case here.
Warner Brothers Regarding Judge Patterson’s Decision:
We are obviously pleased with today’s ruling by Judge Patterson supporting the position that the proposed lexicon book infringes on Ms. Rowling’s rights. As a content company, it is imperative that we work vigorously on all fronts to protect the intellectual property rights of those who create the stories and characters, words, pictures and music that entertain and benefit the worldwide audience.