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.

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    frosty840, 15 Jul 2010 @ 5:44pm

    Personally, I've always thought that Anthony Horowitz would have had a much stronger case for plagiarism of his book "Groosham Grange", to the extent that I assumed for years that I'd read the first Harry Potter book because I'd read Horowitz's book.

    As you point out, though, he doesn't really need the publicity of a spurious plagiarism lawsuit, being fairly well-known.

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