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04 March 2008

A Short Comprehension Test

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling would feel "exploited" if a fan's unofficial encyclopedic companion to the boy wizard series was published, she said in court papers made public on Thursday.

QUESTION:
Who's side is Reuters on, the billionaire, or the fan? Explain your answer. (full article here)

2 comments:

karen tayleur said...

I think the quotes around the word exploited says it all...

Suzanne said...

Agreed -- plus the fact that the adjective they've chosen to identify her with is 'billionaire' rather than 'award-winning', 'popular', 'best-selling', etc. Or just plain 'author'.

'Ooh, the nerve of her,' they're saying. 'How greedy!'