The Lexicon

Author: Belinda Hobbs
Publisher: Rdr Books
ISBN: 9781571431363
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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AVAILABLE NOW! This unauthorized guide to the popular series by author J.K. Rowling is a 400 page companion work perfect for the curious reader who wants to know more about these remarkable books. Extensive new commentary, which does not appear on Vander Ark's Harry Potter Lexicon website ( adds to the fun of reading this reference work. "Steve Vander Ark's Harry Potter Lexicon website is visited by more than 25 million visitors annually," said RDR Books publisher Roger Rapoport. "For years fans who have seen the author keynote major academic conferences on the Harry Potter novels, including Sectus in London, Patronus in Copenhagen, Lumos in Las Vegas and Prophecy in Toronto, have been asking him to write an original companion work on this wonderful series. This book offers fascinating analysis, new insights and a deep appreciation of Rowling's work. " The Lexicon will be available nationally through bookstores and other retail outlets, online shops and the publisher's website This new and different book has a new focus and purpose, mindful of the guidelines of the court. Vander Ark, who has read the Potter novels many times, has been interviewed by the BBC, the Today Show, the New York Times, Time Magazine, the Associated Press, the New Yorker, the London Times, the Guardian. His interview for an A& E television special on the series appears as part of the extra section on the DVD edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. A former school media specialist living in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Vander Ark has been honored by fans of the series who appreciate his insights into the Potter books. The Association for Library Services for Children, a division of the American Library Association, has named the Lexicon website one 15 "Great Web Sites For Kids." It has also been named a USA Today Hot Site.

Fan Fiction and Copyright

Author: Aaron Schwabach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317136454
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As long as there have been fans, there has been fan fiction. There seems to be a fundamental human need to tell additional stories about the characters after the book, series, play or movie is over. But developments in information technology and copyright law have put these fan stories at risk of collision with the content owners’ intellectual property rights. Fan fiction has long been a nearly invisible form of outsider art, but over the past decade it has grown exponentially in volume and in legal importance. Because of its nature, authorship, and underground status, fan fiction stands at an intersection of key issues regarding property, sexuality, and gender. In Fan Fiction and Copyright, author Aaron Schwabach examines various types of fan-created content and asks whether and to what extent they are protected from liability for copyright infringement. Professor Schwabach discusses examples of original and fan works from a wide range of media, genres, and cultures. From Sherlock Holmes to Harry Potter, fictional characters, their authors, and their fans are sympathetically yet realistically assessed. Fan Fiction and Copyright looks closely at examples of three categories of disputes between authors and their fans: Disputes over the fans’ use of copyrighted characters, disputes over online publication of fiction resembling copyright work, and in the case of J.K. Rowling and a fansite webmaster, a dispute over the compiling of a reference work detailing an author's fictional universe. Offering more thorough coverage of many such controversies than has ever been available elsewhere, and discussing fan works from the United States, Brazil, China, India, Russia, and elsewhere, Fan Fiction and Copyright advances the understanding of fan fiction as transformative use and points the way toward a safe harbor for fan fiction.

Warner Bros Entertainment Inc J K Rowling V Rdr Books and 10 Does

Author: District Court S Us District Court Sdny
Publisher: Nimble Books LLC
ISBN: 1608880168
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This case is an essential reference for any author or publisher who is considering the publicati0n of an unauthorized book that complements or comments upon copyrighted material by another author. In this case, J. K. Rowling and Warner Brothers prevailed against RDR Books, which had published an unauthorized "companion guide" that relied very heavily on "fictional facts" created by J. K. Rowling in the Harry Potter series.

Harry Potter and Convergence Culture

Author: Amanda Firestone
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476672075
Format: PDF, Docs
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Since the 1997 publication of the first Harry Potter novel, the "Potterverse" has seen the addition of eight feature films (with a ninth in production), the creation of the interactive Pottermore© website, the release of myriad video games, the construction of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, several companion books (such as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), critical essays and analyses, and the 2016 debut of the original stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This collection of new essays interprets the Wizarding World beyond the books and films through the lens of convergence culture. Contributors explore how online communities tackle Sorting and games like the Quidditch Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, and analyze how Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are changing fandom and the canon alike.


Author: Steven Faulkner
Publisher: RDR Books
ISBN: 9781571431707
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Tired, hungry, lost, lonely, fogbound, shipwrecked, and unable to make their way in the darkness, Stephen Faulkner and his teenage son Justin are having the greatest time. 'Waterwalk' is Faulkner's account of their journey retracing the exploration of French explorers Marquette and Joliet in 1673 up the Mississippi to St. Louis.


Author: Chris Wooding
Publisher: Diana Verlag
ISBN: 3641056055
Format: PDF, ePub
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Intrigen, Kopfgeldjäger und Schätze Darian Frey ist stolzer Besitzer und Kapitän der Ketty Jay und seines Zeichens Luftschiffer und Kaperer – zugegeben, Luftpirat wäre angemessener. Sein nächster Auftrag: Er soll die Ace of Skulls abfangen und sie um ihre wertvolle Ladung erleichtern. Doch als das Schiff vor seinen Augen explodiert und Frey erfährt, dass der Sohn des Erzherzogs an Bord war, weiß er, dass er sich gerade um Kopf und Kragen gebracht hat. Zusammen mit seiner Crew schlittert Frey in ein unglaubliches Abenteuer ...