Harry Potter and the Battle of the Lawyers

No no, this isn't a new installment of the popular JR Rowling books (please don't sue me) nor is it a previously unreleased chapter from Order of the Phoenix. (ORDER ORDER!)

Apparently JR Rowling, Warner Bros and Scholastic Books is on a warpath. While some lawsuits seem to be legit such as their recent suit against Scribd (Harry Potter Author JK Rowling Attacks Scribd For Pirated Content) after a Wikipedia look it seems Rowling Inc has really been bashing down on anyone and anything that has anything to do with Harry Potter or even sounds remotely like a Harry Potter ripoff.

They even went as far as sending a legal notice to 15-year old web master Claire Field for the web site harrypotterguide.co.uk. I mean, really .. how devious is this kid to promote the world of Harry Potter! Shame on your for being a fan!


If you just read through some of these you'll be surprised that this supposedly kind, selfless and giving author (J.K. Rowling) could really do something like this. Of course, you can argue that it's her publishers or Warner Brothers and not actually her - but really ... don't think for one second that she's not in the cheering section.

Yes, some of these are legit problems such as obvious rip offs - but some are pretty out there.

I think I'll write a series now:

Parry Hotter and the Wizards Marble
Parry Hotter and the Room of Surprise
Parry Hotter and the Criminal from Wallstreet
Parry Hotter and the Cup of Warm Water
Parry Hotter and the Bird Watchers
Parry Hotter and the Half-Cooked Finch
Parry Hotter and the Barely Dedicated

Think I'd get sued for those?

Yeah .. I think so too.


You should also read: