How many millions will they be making from Harry Potter movie?
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?
Big Business do not want .reg - so they can threaten children - to take their legal
property from them.
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.
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.
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