Photo, Print, Drawing [J.K. Rowling]
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- [J.K. Rowling]
- Drawing shows Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, center, seated at a table while attorney David S. Hammer, left, questions defendant Steve Vander Ark, right, as Judge Robert P. Patterson, Jr., presides; also shown, seated in the background, at left center, is Rowling's attorney Dale Cendali.
- Church, Marilyn, artist
Created / Published
- [Place not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2008 April 15]
- - Rowling, J. K.--Trials, litigation, etc
- - Vander Ark, Steve--Trials, litigation, etc
- - Patterson, Robert P.,--Jr.--(Robert Porter),--1923-2015
- - Cendali, Dale
- - Judicial proceedings--New York (State)--New York--2000-2010
- - Judges--New York (State)--New York--2000-2010
- - Lawyers--New York (State)--New York--2000-2010
- - Copyright--2000-2010
- Courtroom sketches--Color--2000-2010.
- Courtroom sketches--Color--2000-2010
- - Caption label from exhibit Drawing Justice: J. K. Rowling and The Harry Potter Lexicon. J. K. Rowling's successful Harry Potter books led to an explosion of fan-based web sites, including Stephen Vander Ark's The Harry Potter Lexicon. In 2008, Rowling sat impassively in court as Vander Ark sobbed on the witness stand. Rowling and Warner Brothers had sued Vander Ark after RDR Books published the print version of his popular Web site. Judge Robert P. Patterson had to balance fair use against copyright infringement in Warner Brothers and J. K. Rowling v. RDR Books, 575 F.Supp.2d 513 (2008). Behind Rowling is an unidentified man, lawyer for RDR Books David Hammer, and Rowling's lawyer Dale Cendali. Publication of the book was blocked, as shown in the court order on display, but RDR later released a version which omitted the infringed material.
- - Title devised by Library staff.
- - Forms part of: Marilyn Church collection of courtroom art.
- - Exhibited: "Drawing Justice" at the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C., April - October 2017.
- 1 drawing on ochre Canson paper : colored pencil and water soluable crayon ; sheet 49.9 x 64.6 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- LOT 14050-431, no. 1 [P&P]
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- ppmsca 51161 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.51161
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-ppmsca-51161 (digital file from original drawing)
- Publication may be restricted. For information see "Marilyn Church Rights and Restrictions Information," https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/653_chur.html
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- Rights Advisory: Publication may be restricted. For information see "Marilyn Church Rights and Restrictions Information," https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/653_chur.html
- Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-51161 (digital file from original drawing)
- Call Number: LOT 14050-431, no. 1 [P&P]
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Church, Marilyn, Artist. J.K. Rowling. New York, 2008. [Place not identified: Publisher not identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017645137/.
APA citation style:
Church, M. (2008) J.K. Rowling. New York, 2008. [Place not identified: Publisher not identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2017645137/.
MLA citation style:
Church, Marilyn, Artist. J.K. Rowling. [Place not identified: Publisher not identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2017645137/>.