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Stanford Law School’s Fair Use Project Releases Statement from RDR Books and Its Counsel Regarding the Harry Potter Lexicon Decision

Publication Date: 
September 08, 2008
Source: 
Stanford Law School

STANFORD, Calif., September 8, 2008— Stanford Law School’s Fair Use Project has released the following statement on behalf of RDR Books and its counsel regarding today’s decision on Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. et al v. RDR Books et al issued by U.S. District Judge Robert B. Patterson:

“We are encouraged by the fact that the Court recognized that as a general matter authors do not have the right to stop the publication of reference guides and companion books about literary works. As for the Lexicon, we are obviously disappointed with the result, and RDR Books is considering all of its options, including an appeal.”

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