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Potter Trial: On Last Day, Defense Outshines Rowling

Publication Date: 
April 16, 2008
WSJ Law Blog
Dan Slater

The WSJ Law Blog concludes its main coverage of the Harry Potter Lexicon, as the case has now been rested by both sides. The article praises the defense, which includes Lecturer in Law and Executive Director of the Fair Use Project Anthony Falzone as counsel.

"Hammer then requested the opportunity to make a closing statement, which was a good call because his co-counsel, Anthony Falzone, delivered a strong one."


"Synthesis and distillation is what makes the Lexicon “tranformative,” he argued. “Quality shouldn’t matter,” he emphasized. If the Lexicon is lousy, Falzone concluded, the answer is not to suppress it, but for Rowling to write her own."