Author JK Rowling today slammed a planned print version of a fan's Harry Potter Lexicon as exploiting her ideas, the New York Times reports. “My readership parting with their or their parents’ hard earned cash for this—I think it’s a travesty," Potter's creator complained in court. Rowling praised the original Web incarnation, but objects to publishing a book for profit.
Rowling says she had planned to write her own Harry Potter encyclopedia—a process that could consume a decade—and donate the proceeds to charity. She also says her creative work has been hindered by the lawsuit, reports the AP, as she has been forced to suspend efforts on a new novel.