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Harry Potter: The Last Battle

Publication Date: 
March 11, 2008
Source: 
The Guardian (London)

Lecturer in Law and Director of the Fair Use Project Anthony Falzone who advises on intellectual property will be representing RDR Books for free in the March 24 trial. According to The Guardian that is the only reason the case has made it to court, as most publishers of RDR's size don't have the money to take on Rowling or Warner Bros. Falzone is quoted:

"This is a hugely important case about a third party's right to create a new reference book that is designed to help others better understand the original work," he says. "No one is going to buy, or indeed make sense of, the Lexicon unless they have read the Harry Potter books.

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"The bottom line is that no one knows what arguments will hold greater sway with a particular judge on a particular day," says Falzone. "The only sure bet is that whoever loses will try to appeal".