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Harry Potter Opens Today!

Publication Date: 
April 14, 2008
Legal Blog Watch
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.