Friday, January 07, 2011

Harry Potter plagiarism case dismissed

From BBC News:
A US judge has dismissed a legal action accusing Harry Potter author JK Rowling of copying the work of another author.

The estate of late author Adrian Jacobs claimed that the plot of fourth Harry Potter outing Goblet of Fire plagiarised parts of his book The Adventures of Willy the Wizard.

Judge Shira Sheindlin wrote in her ruling that there were major differences between the two works.

She added they were "distinctly different in both substance and style".

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