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Harry Potter Author Sued for Plagiarism

>> Monday, March 22, 2010

J. K. Rowling, the author of the seven series best selling fantasy novels Harry Potter has been named as one of the defendants in a lawsuit alongside publisher Bloomsbury for copyright infringement. The representatives of the estate of the late Adrian Jacobs claimed that she copied parts of Jacobs’ books about Willy the Wizard for her book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

The author denied the claim stating that she never heard about Jacobs and that she never read any of his books; and that the claim against her was baseless and ridiculous. She is in the process of applying for the dismissal of the case for its lack of merit.

The book that allegedly has been copied according to the estate of Jacobs is The Adventures of Willy the Wizard No. 1 : Livid Land. They claimed that a number of ideas from the said book were incorporated to the above-mentioned Harry Potter book.

The suit was originally filed on June of 2009 against Bloomsbury, the publisher of Harry Potter in Britain and after almost a year, J.K. Rowling was included.

I have never heard that Willy the Wizard exists until now, more so, I have not laid an eye on any books of Adrian Jacobs. I am still a Harry Potter diehard fan.


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