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{{Quote|Yeah. Would it be okay if that's ten years? [No one laughed.] No, listen, I absolutely intend to do it, but I can't pretend that I'm in a hurry right now. It's gonna be a hell of a lot of work. But I have - I've kept everything and I know where things are and yeah, at some point I will get myself together and do it.|[[J. K. Rowling]]|J.K. Rowling PotterCast Interview}}
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{{Quote|I have been enjoying sharing information about Harry’s world on Pottermore for free, and don’t have any firm plans to publish it in book form.|[[J. K. Rowling]] FAQ answer, confirming she no longer has any solid plans for this book}}
   
The '''Harry Potter Encyclopedia''' is a planned guidebook by [[J. K. Rowling]] as the authoritive directory of all the creatures, characters, places, and other elements that comprise the [[Harry Potter books|Harry Potter universe]]. In a recent interview with PotterCast, Rowling reveals she definitely intends to write the encyclopedia, but wishes not to rush the process. Interestingly, she refers to it as "'''The Scottish Book'''", a reference to the way the play [[wikipedia:Macbeth|Macbeth]] is called "The Scottish Play". Among the subjects covered will be the method of creating a [[Horcrux]], the manner in which [[Peter Pettigrew]] gave [[Lord Voldemort]] a rudimentary body, and the reasons for [[Florean Fortescue]]'s murder.<ref name=PC>[[J.K. Rowling PotterCast Interview]]</ref>
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The '''''Encyclopaedia of Potterworld''''',<ref name="JKROS">See [http://web.archive.org/web/20110806212040/http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/faq_view.cfm?id=123 this FAQ] on [[J. K. Rowling's official site|J. K. Rowling Official Site]] via the Web Archive</ref> also called the '''Scottish Book''', is a planned guidebook by [[J. K. Rowling]] as the authoritative directory of all the creatures, characters, places, and other elements that comprise the [[Harry Potter (book series)|Harry Potter universe]], containing mostly un-published notes, letters, drawings, etc. As of May 2012, this project appears to been postponed or cancelled in favour of {{PM}}.
   
==Behind the scenes==
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In an interview with [[PotterCast]], Rowling stated that she definitely intended to write the encyclopaedia, but wished not to rush the process.
   
*On grounds of copyright infringement, Rowling took legal action against an individual planning publications of his own unofficial encyclopedia of the Harry Potter universe. In court testimony in April 2008, Rowling stated she had "recently" begun work on the project. <ref>Larry Neumeister/Associated Press, [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/14/AR2008041402589.html "Rowling Testifies in Lawsuit Over Harry Potter Encyclopedia"], ''Washington Post'', 15th April 2008, Pg. C04 (accessed 27th August 2009).</ref>
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In court testimony in April 2008 (regarding grounds of copyright infringement) Rowling stated that she had 'recently' begun working on the project.<ref>Larry Neumeister/Associated Press, [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/14/AR2008041402589.html "Rowling Testifies in Lawsuit Over Harry Potter Encyclopedia"], ''Washington Post'', 15th April 2008, Pg. C04 (accessed 27th August 2009).</ref>
   
*On [[4 September]], [[2009]], the Leaky Cauldron website reported that Rowling's fellow author, as well as friend and neighbour, Ian Rankin, mentioned in a BBC interview that Rowling had been "making family trees of all her characters" for the encyclopedia<ref>http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2009/9/4/ian-rankin-says-jk-rowling-writing-family-trees-and-working-on-scottish-book</ref>.
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On [[4 September]], [[2009]], the Leaky Cauldron website reported that Rowling's fellow author, friend, and neighbour, Ian Rankin, mentioned in a BBC interview that Rowling had been "making family trees of all her characters", presumably for the encyclopaedia.<ref>http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2009/9/4/ian-rankin-says-jk-rowling-writing-family-trees-and-working-on-scottish-book</ref>
   
*On [[13 September]], 2009, [http://www.sundaymail.co.uk/tv-showbiz-news/entertainment-news/2009/09/13/exclusive-friend-spills-beans-on-jk-rowling-s-latest-harry-potter-book-78057-21669831/ The Sunday Mail] published on their website that Neil Blair, a lawyer for Rowling's agents Christopher Little said: "''The encyclopedia simply remains something Ms. Rowling would like to complete sometime in the future''." <ref>''[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2009/9/13/attorney-for-jk-rowling-says-scottish-book-is-something-to-be-completed-sometime-in-the-future Attorney for JK Rowling Says Scottish Book is Something to be Completed "Sometime in the Future"]''</ref><ref>''[http://harrypotterupdate.multiply.com/journal/item/811 Neil Blair: Harry Potter Encyclopedia will be released.. eventually]''</ref> As such there is no indication as to when, or if, this work will see publication.
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On [[13 April]], 2012, she confirmed that she had started work on the project, and that all royalties made from the project would be donated to charity.<ref>[http://www.jkrowling.com/en_US/about-jk-rowling/faqs-and-rumours www.jkrowling.com]</ref>
   
*The Harry Potter encyclopedia was rumoured to be the subject of J.K Rowling's ''[[Pottermore]]'' announcement on [[22 June]], 2011, but it was revealed that this is not the case. However, the website features 18,000 new words of back story on characters, places, things, etc.
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However, in [[May]] 2012, Rowling updated her [[J. K. Rowling's official site|official site]] to say that she no longer had "firm plans" to publish an encyclopaedia in book form, saying that she was currently choosing to share information on ''Pottermore'' for free instead.<ref>[http://www.jkrowling.com/en_GB/#/about-jk-rowling/faqs-and-rumours FAQs - J. K. Rowling Official Site]</ref>
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==Lawsuit against outside source Encyclopedias==
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With the lawsuit of Warner Bros and J.K. Rowling versus RDR Books, which overlooks the possible publication of Vandar Ark's printed version of his online site HP Lexicon; J.K. Rowling took legal action to defend her fictional world and the possibility of herself creating her own version of an encyclopedia or companion book to go along with the Harry Potter series.
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===Preliminary Statement===
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"In this action, a distinguished and tremendously successful novelist demands the suppression of a reference guide to her works. J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, asserts that this reference guide infringes both her copyright in the seven Potter novels and her right to publish, at some unidentified point in the future, a reference guide of her own. In support of her position she appears to claim a monopoly on the right to publish literary reference guides, and other non-academic research, relating to her own fiction."
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"This is a right no court has ever recognised. It has little to recommend it. If accepted, it would dramatically extend the reach of copyright protection, and eliminate an entire genre of literary supplements: third party reference guides to fiction, which for centuries have helped readers better access, understand and enjoy literary works. By extension, it would threaten not just reference guides, but encyclopedias, glossaries, indexes, and other tools that provide useful information about copyrighted works. Ms. Rowling's intellectual property rights simply do not extend so far and, even if they did, she has not shown that the publication of this reference guide poses a sufficient threat of irreparable harm to justify an injunction. Her preliminary injunction motion should be denied."<ref>http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/2008/02/rdr-files-opposition-rowlings-preliminary-injunction-motion</ref>
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====Possibility of Fan-made Encyclopedias====
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Based of the Preliminary Statement above it is possible for fans to create their own version of a Harry Potter encyclopedia and have it printed as a book with the possibility of collecting royalities of the publicated encyclopedia. Even with the possibility of creating an actual physical Harry Potter encyclopedia the said person creating it could possibility face legal action against it publication from J.K. Rowling's legal team.
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==Contents==
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If published, subjects covered might include the method of creating a [[Horcrux]], the manner in which [[Peter Pettigrew]] gave [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] a rudimentary body, and the reasons for [[Florean Fortescue]]'s murder.<ref name="PC">[[J.K. Rowling PotterCast Interview]]</ref>
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==Behind the scenes==
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*J. K. Rowling's calling it "The Scottish Book" is a reference to the way the play {{wplink|Macbeth}} is called "The Scottish Play," as it is considered bad luck to speak the play's name out loud, particularly before a performance.<ref name="JKROS" />
   
 
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"I have been enjoying sharing information about Harry’s world on Pottermore for free, and don’t have any firm plans to publish it in book form."
J. K. Rowling FAQ answer, confirming she no longer has any solid plans for this book

The Encyclopaedia of Potterworld,[1] also called the Scottish Book, is a planned guidebook by J. K. Rowling as the authoritative directory of all the creatures, characters, places, and other elements that comprise the Harry Potter universe, containing mostly un-published notes, letters, drawings, etc. As of May 2012, this project appears to been postponed or cancelled in favour of Pottermore.

PublicationEdit

In an interview with PotterCast, Rowling stated that she definitely intended to write the encyclopaedia, but wished not to rush the process.

In court testimony in April 2008 (regarding grounds of copyright infringement) Rowling stated that she had 'recently' begun working on the project.[2]

On 4 September, 2009, the Leaky Cauldron website reported that Rowling's fellow author, friend, and neighbour, Ian Rankin, mentioned in a BBC interview that Rowling had been "making family trees of all her characters", presumably for the encyclopaedia.[3]

On 13 April, 2012, she confirmed that she had started work on the project, and that all royalties made from the project would be donated to charity.[4]

However, in May 2012, Rowling updated her official site to say that she no longer had "firm plans" to publish an encyclopaedia in book form, saying that she was currently choosing to share information on Pottermore for free instead.[5]

Lawsuit against outside source EncyclopediasEdit

With the lawsuit of Warner Bros and J.K. Rowling versus RDR Books, which overlooks the possible publication of Vandar Ark's printed version of his online site HP Lexicon; J.K. Rowling took legal action to defend her fictional world and the possibility of herself creating her own version of an encyclopedia or companion book to go along with the Harry Potter series.

Preliminary StatementEdit

"In this action, a distinguished and tremendously successful novelist demands the suppression of a reference guide to her works. J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, asserts that this reference guide infringes both her copyright in the seven Potter novels and her right to publish, at some unidentified point in the future, a reference guide of her own. In support of her position she appears to claim a monopoly on the right to publish literary reference guides, and other non-academic research, relating to her own fiction." "This is a right no court has ever recognised. It has little to recommend it. If accepted, it would dramatically extend the reach of copyright protection, and eliminate an entire genre of literary supplements: third party reference guides to fiction, which for centuries have helped readers better access, understand and enjoy literary works. By extension, it would threaten not just reference guides, but encyclopedias, glossaries, indexes, and other tools that provide useful information about copyrighted works. Ms. Rowling's intellectual property rights simply do not extend so far and, even if they did, she has not shown that the publication of this reference guide poses a sufficient threat of irreparable harm to justify an injunction. Her preliminary injunction motion should be denied."[6]

Possibility of Fan-made EncyclopediasEdit

Based of the Preliminary Statement above it is possible for fans to create their own version of a Harry Potter encyclopedia and have it printed as a book with the possibility of collecting royalities of the publicated encyclopedia. Even with the possibility of creating an actual physical Harry Potter encyclopedia the said person creating it could possibility face legal action against it publication from J.K. Rowling's legal team.

ContentsEdit

If published, subjects covered might include the method of creating a Horcrux, the manner in which Peter Pettigrew gave Lord Voldemort a rudimentary body, and the reasons for Florean Fortescue's murder.[7]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • J. K. Rowling's calling it "The Scottish Book" is a reference to the way the play Macbeth is called "The Scottish Play," as it is considered bad luck to speak the play's name out loud, particularly before a performance.[1]

Notes and referencesEdit

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