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    Updated on May 13, 2020. Posted on Apr 14, 2008

    Harry Potter Lexicon

    J.K. Rowling testified in court against a fan who hopes to make a lexicon from the Harry Potter series.

    Is making an encyclopedia of Harry Potter lore stealing or fair use? A teary Rowling called what Steve Vander Ark has done with "The Harry Potter Lexicon" - currently only a website, but soon to possibly be a book as well - nothing less than "wholesale theft."

    Editorial note: Whoa! You've found a super-old post here on BuzzFeed, from an earlier era of the site. It doesn't really represent where we are anymore, and may in fact be totally broken, but we're leaving it up as a part of our early history.

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