Uhoh! Looks like someone didn’t read the FAQ on Team Starkid’s website carefully enough…
Fox 40 WICZ is reporting that local students in Binghamton, NY have been putting on an unauthorized version of Starkid’s wildly successful A Very Potter Musical. Worse still, they’re charging admission (even though the proceeds go to charity), which is something that Starkid has never done and is not allowed to do. To top it all off, the production and article make no mention at all to Team Starkid, with only a brief blurb about its ties to Glee megastar Darren Criss.
The problem here is that AVPM is wrapped on a very tricky legal situation. While Starkid have permission from Warner Brothers to have the musical online, to have performed it in the first place, and to own the ‘rights’ to the material (songs, scripts, etc), they do not own Harry Potter, and so the production is only allowed to exist under the condition that they make no money from it and do not sell or give the rights to anyone else. This is why AVPM has never been performed again since, and also why they’ve been extremely zealous in forbidding their large and enthusiastic fanbase from attempting to put on their own versions.
Apparently this group has disregarded the group’s warnings, and as a result Team Starkid could (in a worst-case scenario) face legal action from Warner Brothers. Pat from the StarkidPotter page on Facebook linked to the article and urged fans to condemn the production, but the post has since been removed.
You can view the original article here, though note that it currently is not loading due to heavy traffic from Starkid fans.