Judge finds in favor of 'Harry Potter' author

A judge says “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling has won her claim that a fan violated her copyright with his plans to publish a Potter encyclopedia.

Judge Robert Patterson said in a ruling Monday that Rowling had proven that Steven Vander Ark’s “Harry Potter Lexicon” would cause her irreparable harm as a writer. Vander Ark runs the popular Harry Potter Lexicon Web site.

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