Get famous, and it’s guaranteed you’re going to get sued. Get famous from writing a book? Plagiarism allegations are right behind you.
Popeater has the details about Harry Potter author, J. K. Rowling has just been named in a plagiarism law suit. The estate of author Adrian Jacobs claims that ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ is taken from ‘The Adventures of Willy the Wizard: No. 1 Livid Land’. Willy Wizard?
Rowling has given this as a response.
“I am saddened that yet another claim has been made that I have taken material from another source to write Harry,” Rowling said in a statement.
“The fact is, I had never heard of the author or the book before the first accusation by those connected to the author’s estate in 2004; I have certainly never read the book,” she added.
“The claims that are made are not only unfounded but absurd and I am disappointed that I, and my U.K. publisher Bloomsbury, are put in a position to have to defend ourselves,” the author continued.[via Popeater]
Jacob’s estate is claiming that the ideas of wizard prisons, schools and hospitals were the topics stolen from the Willy Wizard book.
Hmmm, does that mean that any story that involves prisons, school and hospitals is stolen from Jacob’s? I mean, I think there was a Berenstain Bears book where one of the little kids goes to the hospital, it was a BEAR hospital! Maybe they, too, stole the idea! SCANDAL!
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