Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Scrooge Comes to Hogwarts

A lady in West London who calls herself "Ms Marmite Lover" has started a not-for-profit practice of having themed dinners in her home. Her latest idea was to have a Harry Potter dinner, complete with foods from the books, a recreation of Diagon Alley and even a Fat Lady portrait who would demand a password from guests.

All good fun -- until some lawyers from Warner Brothers heard about it. Then they sent her a letter which read in part, "Dear Ms Marmite Lover. While we are delighted you are such a fan of the Harry Potter series, unfortunately your proposed use of the of the Harry Potter properties...without our consent would amount to an infringement of Warner's rights." So, in order to placate the legal Death Eaters, Ms Marmite Lover had to change the name of the event to "Generic Wizard Night."

Yeesh. Where's the Order of the Phoenix when you need them?

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