Originally Posted by HarryT
I think personally that this is the correct result in this particular case, given that (I believe) something over 90% of the content of this book consisted of material "lifted" directly from the HP books. Limited quoting for academic purposes is "fair use", but this clearly isn't - it appears to have been a rather blatent attempt by someone to commercially profit from Ms. Rowling's work.
I disagree. The court made a *bad* decision and this puts all "derivative" works based upon extracting information and putting it in a database form. Think of all the Prima gaming guides for games like Diablo and Warcraft.
Nope, it was a clear case of stupid greed (Rowling) and idiocy (the court) winning over justice.