Monday, October 29, 2007

Harry Potter and the Lack of IP Law

I'm way late, but found this article from three months ago that I think is HILARIOUS.

"No one can say with any certainty what the full tally is, but there are easily a dozen unauthorized Harry Potter titles on the market here [in China] already。。。

These include “Harry Potter and the Hiking Dragon,” “Harry Potter and the Chinese Empire,” “Harry Potter and Leopard-Walk-Up-to-Dragon,” and “Harry Potter and the Big Funnel.”

Some borrow little more than the names of Ms. Rowling’s characters, lifting plots from other well-known authors, like J. R. R. Tolkien, or placing Potter in plots lifted from well-known kung-fu epics and introducing new characters from Chinese literary classics like “Journey to the West.”

UPDATE: mysticchildz has the real good stuff: Excerpts from the Fake Harry's. (I highly recommend Harry Potter and the Big Funnel).

1 comment:

Nadia Chaudhury said...

you gotta read these excerpts, you just gotta: