Friday, October 12, 2007

Harry Potter and the Hindu gods

The BBC reports:

A community group in the Indian city of Calcutta says it has been sued by JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books, for breach of copyright.

The group has been building a huge model based on Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as part of celebrations for a Hindu festival.

A court in the capital, Delhi, will start hearing the case on Friday.

Given that I have proved that Rowling derived much of her inspiration from the film Carry on Camping, I think this is a bit rich.


Anonymous said...

I've heard lots of people suggest that JK Rowling didn't come up with all her own ideas. Proving theft of ideas is always tricky in literature, but building a replica of Hogwarts is a fairly blatant breach of copyright.

Tim (Kalyr) said...

J.K.Rowling, like Anne McCaffrey before her, is a twit. She's reportedly very aggressive in shutting down fan sites on the web, something the majority of authors deliberately turn a blind eye to.

She also denies a lot of her influences, such as claiming her work has nothing to do with the fantasy genre. Who's she trying to kid?