Friday, April 18, 2008

Rowling versus Robber

Most if not all fiction writers are watching the Rowling case with serious trepidation. If she loses, we lose. This is a simple case of copyright theft and someone attempting to make a fortune out of someone else's work. An 'encyclopedia' - and it's certainly debatable that that is what this is - is not a critical commentary. There's no doubt who the real culprit is here and that's the publisher. Lord knows, many of us are familiar with the 'poor little-me little publisher' line used to excuse all kinds of author abuse. This guy saw his chance to make millions and decided to play the odds for a win in court. As for what's-his-name, the one who ran the fan web site, he knows full well it's copyright theft, otherwise he would not have insisted in his contract that the publisher be responsible for all legal costs. It's not a case of big guy versus little guy, as the other side are working so hard to present. It's a case of a thief and a victim.

1 comment:

Jenni said...

Amen sister! Couldn't've said it better myself! :^)