Quidditch Now, from my understanding, the rules of a game or sport are not subject to copyright. However, anything tied into a fictional work is obviously subject. Rowling or any company who she has granted rights to obviously holds copyright over the term "Quidditch", so the developer probably has to change the title ASAP. But what of the game itself? The game was introduced in the fictional world of Harry Potter, and the rules therein are tied to the Harry Potter fictional "world". The iTouch/Phone game's description alludes to casting spells as power ups, and the names of the spells are those found in Rowling's work (Expecto patronus, etc.). The description also states "beware of the dementors", dementors being characters in the book created by Rowling. So...is this subject to lawsuit? I mean...copyright doesn't extend to the rules of a sport...but quidditch as expressed in Rowling's books are so tied with the Harry Potter "world" that I question how one can create a game using the rules of quidditch and NOT step into the copyrighted material. Any ideas? (btw, I don't know if this is the "wrong board" for this topic, so I'll let the mods decide where it goes).