The Vatican's chief exorcist(!) is afraid of the effect of Harry Potter [via]. Surely, this will be one of the most quoted lines in the blogosphere in short order: "There is no doubt that the signature of the Prince of Darkness is clearly within these books." I'm sure I'm not the only person who thinks that belongs on the dust-jacket of the next volume, or box set.
You can call Harry satanic, but you can't call him a superhero [via] if Marvel and DC get their trademark approved. Doctorow is right: this is an abomination of intellectual property law if it's approved. Hey: let's all file for trademarks on our blog names, and sue the bejeezus out of any company that uses the same words we do, until they reform the law....
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