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Rowling Releases ‘Harry Potter’ Into the Ether on Pottermore

NYT – “Harry Potter is coming as an e-book. J.K. Rowling, the author behind that blockbuster fantasy series, said at a news conference in London on Thursday that a new interactive Web site built around the series will also sell electronic editions of the seven Harry Potter books, previously available only in print and as audio books. “I wanted to give something back to the fans that have followed Harry so devotedly over the years, and to bring the stories to a new digital generation,” Ms. Rowling said.”

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Growing up ‘Harry Potter': New York kids come of age with the wizards

NY Daily Newss – “Alessandro Siciliano was just 7 when he fell under Harry Potter’s spell. Now 15, he’s ready to swap his library card for his learner’s permit. It’s amazing how everyone has grown up," says the high-school sophomore from midtown. "If you watch the early movies, the actors look like tiny children!”

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Harry Potter Author Is Defendant in Plagiarism Suit

BusinessWeek – “J.K. Rowling, the world’s richest author, was added as a defendant in a U.K. lawsuit against her publishers alleging that she copied part of a children’s book in writing “Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire.” The estate of English author Adrian Jacobs alleges in the complaint that part of his 1987 book, “The Adventures of Willy the Wizard: No. 1 Livid Land,” was copied by Rowling. A year of wizard contests in the book was similar to a central theme of “The Goblet of Fire,” the estate says, according to a statement it issued today on PR Newswire issued today.”

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Harry Potter themed dinner banned for ‘infringing copyright’

Telegraph – “The not-for-profit event, which has been renamed “Generic Wizard Night”, was to have a menu of dandelion wine, pumpkin soup and Dumbledore’s favourite – mint humbugs. Guests would have been led down ‘Diagon Alley’ by the side of the house and been met by a portrait of the “Fat Lady” who would have demanded a password before they could be let in.”

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‘Harry Potter’ among those missing from e-library

Associated Press – The latest J.R.R. Tolkien project lasted six years, more than half as long as the author needed to complete his “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Getting permission to release a book in electronic form can be as hard – or harder – than writing it.”

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Harry Potter is Scotland’s favourite library book.. to pinch

The Daily Record – “BOOKS worth s223million were stolen from Scotland’s libraries last year – with Harry Potter top of the vanishing list.”

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RDR Books: Harry Potter Lexicon Case Isn’t Over Yet

School Library Journal – “Get ready for another round of the Harry Potter Lexicon case”

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Harry Potter Lexicon author appeals fair use loss

ars technica – “Vander Ark’s publisher has finally appealed the ruling to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals”

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Pottermania lives on in college classrooms

CNN.com – “J.K. Rowling has retired Harry Potter, but the fictional boy wizard lives in on college classes across the country where the children’s books are embraced as literary and academic texts.”

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The Not-So-Golden Compass

Freakonomics – “Earlier this month I asked readers what I should do to fill my post-Harry Potter void. I didn’t anticipate just how full of reading suggestions blog readers would be — 270 comments.”

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