Publisher's Weekly reports that Harry Potter creator JK Rowling has emerged triumphant from her lawsuit against RDR Books Monday, preventing the Michigan-based house from publishing Steven Vander Ark's The Harry Potter Lexicon.
“I took no pleasure at all in bringing legal action and am delighted that this issue has been resolved favourably,” said Rowling in a statement, according to PW. “I went to court to uphold the right of authors everywhere to protect their own original work. The court has upheld that right. The proposed book took an enormous amount of my work and added virtually no original commentary of its own. Now the court has ordered that it must not be published. Many books have been published which offer original insights into the world of Harry Potter. The Lexicon just is not one of them.”