Estate Of Author Who Claims JK Rowling Copied Her Work Sues Again

from the keep-on-suing-on dept

A year ago, we wrote about the latest (in a decently long line) of authors who claimed that JK Rowling "plagiarized" some other book for her Harry Potter works. The evidence is always pretty much lacking, and the details suggest a failed author who had a book that had a few loose similarities. In this case, the estate of the author sued Bloomsbury, who published the books in the UK. But, apparently, that's not enough. The estate is filing a similar lawsuit in the US, because maybe one of those lawsuits will actually lead to money. Of course, the real likelihood is that this is a weak attempt at using the court systems to try to get attention for a failed book.

Filed Under: copyright, harry potter, jk rowling, plagiarism

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    Richard (profile), 16 Jul 2010 @ 2:05am

    Rowling Plagiarism

    Rowling has plagiarised just about every preceding children's writer there is. Her books are mainly an amalgam of Jennings, The Lord of the Rings and The Sword in the Stone.

    However there is nothing unusual about that. That is how culture develops. (The books I mention as "sources" are themselves all derived from earlier works.)

    The main problem is that she has not done a good job of the plagiarism - since her books are all decidedly inferior to her source material in just about every respect.

    However to claim that she copied from some unknown author is ridiculous - since she obviously had no need to.

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