Phew: 'Hari Puttar' Beats Lawsuit, Opening This Friday!

September 23, 2008

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A court in India has dismissed a Warner Bros. lawsuit against the slightly similarly-named film Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors:

"The case has been dismissed. The court said that Warner Bros had known the title of the film since 2005 and had delayed bringing the case to court until the last moment," lawyer Pratibha Singh was quoted by news agency AFP as saying. The Delhi High Court also said that consumers who read the Harry Potter books, written by JK Rowling, were sufficiently educated to know that Hari Puttar was different, the agency quoted the lawyer as saying.

Consumers who read Harry Potter are sufficiently educated to know the difference? Have they met all these people? No offense to fans of the series, but that's a pretty broad statement to make. I've seen the groups gathering at Barnes & Noble, and there are definitely at least a few Harry Potter readers who are not sufficiently educated to know that Hari Puttar is different than Harry Potter, even with mousetraps serving as the dominant plot device in only one of the two.

Anyway, Hari Puttar Friday then?

Warner Bros. Lose Case Against Hari Puttar [Coming Soon]

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