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Right to Write Fund Raising Funds to Defend Authors

Right to Write is an organization which helped to defend Roger Rapoport, one of the Defendants in the suit brought by JK Rowling to prevent the publication of the Harry Potter Lexicon

The Right to Write Fund will also establish an educational repository and serve as a clearinghouse focused on fair use and other First Amendment issues confronting authors, especially when works move between print, the Internet, film, the fine arts and new media.

Via Publishers Weekly.

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  1. JulieLeto
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 15:48:52

    They should change their name to Right to Copy.

  2. Sparky
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 17:52:26

    Agreed with Julie

    He has every right to write. But that means writing – not acting as a human xerox machine.

    Frankly they, and everyone else who supports fair use, should be hailing this decision. Can you imagine the backlash from publishers against fair use, fanfiction and fansites if he’s have won this case? They have enough money and power and lobbying strength to make life very very difficult

  3. allison
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 18:48:21

    I wonder if they would be willing to defend Cassie Edwards would CE ever be sued for plagiarising/copywrite infringement.

  4. veinglory
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 18:51:49

    I am afraid I was also on JK’s side on this one. She was clear about intending to do her own reference work and most of the material in ‘their’ book was written by her. Hardly fair use.

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