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Harry Potter Opens Today!

Publication Date: 
April 14, 2008
Source: 
Legal Blog Watch
Author: 
Carolyn Elefant

Lecturer in Law and Executive Director Anthony Falzone is quoted and the Fair Use Project is mentioned in Legal Blog Watch as being behind the defense of a lawsuit filed by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling against a lexicon covering Harry Potter terminology:

Stanford Law School's Fair Use Project is defending RDR books, along with outside counsel, New York attorney, David Hammer. In a press release issued on the lawsuit, Anthony Falzone, executive director of the Fair Use Project (and also counsel in the case) stated:

The right to create literary reference guides like the Lexicon has remained nearly unquestioned for hundreds of years. The Lexicon is a valuable resource that helps people better understand and enjoy the Harry Potter books. It's exactly what copyright law should encourage, not suppress.