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J.K. Rowling On The Stand: ‘There’s A Measure Of Principle At Stake’

Publication Date: 
April 14, 2008
Source: 
The Wall Street Journal Law Blog
Author: 
Ashby Jones

Lecturer in Law and Executive Director of the Fair Use Project Anthony Falzone took the stand on the first day of deliberation in the Harry Potter lexicon case according to The Wall Street Journal Law Blog. Ashby Jones writes about it and quotes him. He also mentions Professor Lawrence Lessig:

When Stanford University’s Anthony Falzone, the inheritor of professor Larry Lessig’s Fair Use Project, took the podium, he gave comparatively short remarks, saying simply that the public will lose out if publication of the Harry Potter Lexicon is enjoined, and arguing that the power Rowling asserts over her fictional world does not translate into power she can assert over companion guides written by others. "Profit was never the point," concluded Falzone, Vander Ark wrote the Lexicon out of passion.