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Statement of J.K. Rowling Regarding Legal Proceedings Against RDR Books

2008-04-15 05:44 921

NEW YORK, April 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Author J.K. Rowling has issued the following statement:

"It gives me no pleasure to take legal action, but I am here today because I feel very strongly about an important issue that affects everyone and not just me. If books that plagiarise other works are permitted, authors, fans and readers stand to lose. There are lots of books in many languages that comment on or criticize Harry Potter, and that's fine. But the book in this case is different. It provides no analysis and virtually no commentary. It takes far too much and it offers precious little in return. I would just like to add that I am extremely grateful for the incredible support of Harry Potter fans everywhere."

Source: J.K. Rowling
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