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The J.K. Rowling Lawsuit from Orson Scott Card’s POV

Slashdot tells us that Orson Scott Card has made known his feelings on the J.K. Rowling lawsuit against The Harry Potter Lexicon fansite. While it is an interesting read, at the end, he writes,

“Her Cinderella story once charmed us. Her greedy evil-witch behavior now disgusts us. And her next book will be perceived as the work of that evil witch.”

Oh, for a world where women are more than Cinderellas and witches, but that’s for another day. I disagree with this. I doubt she is losing fans because of this lawsuit–if anything, I think the exposure will gain her more. J.K. Rowlings is not the RIAA. She is loved even by the man she is suing. As they say, there is no such thing as bad publicity. Talk about something topical, and whether you speak well of it or ill, people will pay you some attention. Maybe Mr. Card knows this, too!