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Harry Potter and the International Order of Copyright. – By Tim Wu – Slate Magazine

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on October 27, 2009
  • tags: literary copyright, adaptation

    • Harry Potter and the International Order of CopyrightShould Tanya Grotter and the Magic Double Bass be banned?

       

      If you’re a serious Harry Potter fan, you finished The Order of the Phoenix over the weekend and are already impatient for the sixth book. While you wait (and wait) for it, how about trying some of the international versions of Potter? In China last year, it was easy to buy the unusual Potter sequel Harry Potter and Leopard-Walk-Up-to-Dragon, in which Harry encountered sweet and sour rain, became a hairy troll, and joined Gandalf to re-enact scenes from The Hobbit. The book, while credited to J.K. Rowling, wasn’t authorized or written by her, but that didn’t prevent it from selling like butterbeer.

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