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diricawl
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Posted - 05/01/2008 :  04:42:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The judge said it would take him weeks to decide a verdict on this case. I don't envy him. His plea to settle out of court was from the heart, I'm sure.

Here's an excellent commentary on the case; an anonymous blogger who seems to have a better grasp of the legal issues in this case than the New Yorker.

http://gothamnights.wordpress.com/2008/05/11/j-k-rowling-copyright-trial/

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Starling
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Posted - 05/12/2008 :  14:00:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hmm. I don't like it. It's a very biased piece of text. He/she isn't quoting "misconceptions" just things he/she doesn't agree with.

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Siobhan
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Posted - 05/12/2008 :  14:03:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Diri, thank you for posting that link. I found it very informative and unbiased (difficult to come by these days).

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Posted - 05/12/2008 :  17:11:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm afraid I agree with Starling -- it was an opinion piece more than anything, which relied heavily on straw man fallacies. In that way, it was just like the articles it criticized. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion, including this blogger, but in the end it's the judge's opinion that counts.
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Siobhan
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Posted - 05/12/2008 :  22:31:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK, so what do I know?


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diricawl
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Posted - 09/08/2008 :  15:22:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The verdict's in: Rowling won. In retrospect it was something of a foregone conclusion. Not much more to report at this point, but I'll keep you posted

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"They don't want the Easter Bunny's power; The children in our generation want Harry's power, and they're getting it." - Laura Mallory

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Starling
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Posted - 09/08/2008 :  15:30:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's ridiculous. Does that mean nobody can write guides to books anymore?

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diricawl
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Posted - 09/08/2008 :  16:03:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It means nobody can copy and paste words from an author's work and call it a guide.

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As to the avatar, well, if you girls can all have Alan Rickman...

"They don't want the Easter Bunny's power; The children in our generation want Harry's power, and they're getting it." - Laura Mallory

Edited by - diricawl on 09/08/2008 16:43:05
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Starling
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Posted - 09/08/2008 :  17:02:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's about 3/4 of the "guides" out of the window then.

I still don't get it. The Lexicon website was (I really think it's dead now) anything but a copy and pasted guide, so why is the book? Steve is an idiot.

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diricawl
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Posted - 09/08/2008 :  17:53:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The website certainly was mostly just a paraphrase of Rowling's work. There were plenty of essays and secondary work, but that made up perhaps 15 percent of the whole.

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Siobhan
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Posted - 09/08/2008 :  23:12:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The site is still accessible via its IP address (69.61.53.28).
There's a topic on the First Floor, Canon Obsessions, Philosopher to Hallows regarding this.

I can't say I'm surprised, really, that Lexicon lost.

On another note, has anyone looked into Google's web browser Chrome? If you do, read the use agreement very carefully. There is a clause in there that supposedly gives Google rights to anything posted while using their browser. How's that for a sticky situation?

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Starling
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Posted - 09/09/2008 :  05:13:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I tried Chrome and threw it straight off again. First of all, it didn't import my Firefox bookmarks, and secondly it doesn't block adverts and banners. I'm used to having nice, clean web pages!

I'm not sure about that clause, though. I wouldn't be surprised if that was a rumour spreaded by its rivals.

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Siobhan
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Posted - 09/09/2008 :  10:40:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I haven't bothered to verify it. Mad-Eye mentioned it Saturday and he usually does check such things as they have a bearing on his business.

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