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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Sat, November 17, 2001 at 3:36 PM GMT
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Subject: I am sure Movie Companies will enjoy free publicity

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How many millions will they be making from Harry Potter movie?

100,000,000 USD+ perhaps?

I am sure Movie Companies will enjoy free publicity.

Look at all those little kiddies they bullied into closing down their fan sites. If their parents are not selling fake TM goods on the site - what argument have they got?

Another reason Big Business do not want .reg - so they can threaten children - to take their legal property from them.

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To many fans of Harry Potter, the greatest threat facing the boy wizard might not be the dark Lord Voldemort anymore. Potter's new enemy is taking shape in the guise of film studio Warner Brothers.

The Internet has sprouted thousands of unofficial fan Web pages that honor the popular character from the children's book series. Now Warner Brothers, which is making a Harry Potter film, is claiming that many of the fan Web sites violate its intellectual-property rights and is demanding the domain names be surrendered to the studio. The unit of Time Warner Inc. purchased the film and merchandising rights, as well as the trademarks and copyrights to the characters, from the books' author, J.K. Rowling.

Earlier this month, 15-year-old Claire Field received a letter from Warner Brothers' London legal department asking her to turn over the name www.harrypotterguide.co.uk

http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,2667273,00.html
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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