Judge dismisses Wyrd motion to block 'GoF' release

  November 4, 2005 at 6:37 PM ET
  eudaemonia     HPANA (via News Tip)
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There is good news for Canadian fans awaiting the release of the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Last week we reported the Wyrd Sisters, a Winnepeg folk band, filed a legal motion in attempt to block the film's release in Canada. However, reports now indicateopens in new window that the motion has just been dismissed by the Ontario Superior Court.

Thanks to Jen for the tip.

UPDATE: Additional reportsopens in new window indicate that not only was this motion dismissed, but the entire case against Warner Bros., et al. According to Justice Colin Campbell:

I am not satisfied that the fact of three musicians appearing in the film will operate as a deception to the public such as to affect the goodwill that the plaintiffs may have in the term, 'The Wyrd Sister'.

Neither am I satisfied that the six-second inclusion of the scene in question will cause irreparable harm.


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