Harry Potter Vanquishes Willy the Wizard in Court


A Manhattan federal judge dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit against J.K Rowling’s U.S. publisher Scholastic, Inc. on January 6, 2011. In Allen v. Scholastic, Judge Shira Scheindlin found that Rowling’s fourth book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (“Goblet”), did not infringe on The Adventures of Willy the Wizard – No. 1 Livid Land (“Livid Land”), a children’s book published in the U.K. in 1987.

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