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Geek Lit Throwdown: Orson Scott Card Takes On J.K. Rowling

Publication Date: 
May 14, 2008
Source: 
Wired Blog Network
Author: 
Z.

The Fair Use Project's defense of RDR Books is referenced in a Wired Blog posting:

Last year, J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers filed a lawsuit against RDR books seeking to block the release of The Harry Potter Lexicon, the print version of a fan-created online encyclopedia helmed by school librarian Steve Vander Ark. While RDR has assembled a defense team including Stanford Law’s Fair Use Project to fight the suit, Vander Ark, who apears to have aroused the ire of much of the vocal fan community, has recently received a vote of support from a seemingly unlikely ally.

Author Orson Scott Card blasted Rowling in Greensboro’s news and opinion weekly The Rhinoceros Times saying:

Can you believe that J.K. Rowling is suing a small publisher because she claims their 10,000-copy edition of The Harry Potter Lexicon, a book about Rowling's hugely successful novel series, is just a "rearrangement" of her own material.