‘Harry Potter’ creator’s charity to fund research at NUI Galway

Posted in Research on July 2nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“An international charity founded by Harry Potter creator JK Rowling is teaming up with NUI Galway on a project aimed at ending institutionalised care of children. Lumos, named after Harry Potter’s light-giving spell, has commissioned the Unesco Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway to conduct research into understanding why 80% of children in orphanages have living parents, and how families can be reunited …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 2 July]

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Rowling’s being sued for plagiarism again

Posted in Legal issues on February 20th, 2010 by steve

“… What these lawsuits teach us: 1. The plaintiffs haven’t paid much attention to other works in the genre. 2. Non-writers think it’s the ideas, rather than the execution, that makes a book. They’ve got that backward. 3. People who aren’t accustomed to having a lot of ideas of their own have a very poor grasp of the odds that others might independently come up with the same ideas …” (more)

[Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Making Light, 19 February]

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