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Harry Potter Plagiarism Drama Continues!

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harry potter plagiarism lawsuit against jk rowling continues

Okay, so they've made it a bit further, but J.K. Rowling's lawyers will squash this lawsuit all in good time.

A judge has refused to dismiss a plagiarism lawsuit against the Harry Potter author, by the estate of late author Adrian Jacobs. They claim that Rowling's book Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire draws substantially from Jacob's 1987 book The Adventures of Will The Wizard - No. 1 Livid Land.

Jacobs' estate also claims that other plot points and ideas were stolen by Rowling, who of course calls the claims "unfounded" and "absurd." She also claims that she heard about Jacobs' book for the first time in 2004.

Justice David Kitchin will allow a one-day hearing to be scheduled to consider the case, and he has ordered that the trustee of Jacob's estate, Paul Allen, put down money as security for costs of the court case.

Here's what Allen's lawyer, Nick Kounoupias had to say about this news:

"If the claim does proceed, then J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury will be required to explain how the similarities between the two works came about, when to date there has been a refusal to disclose key manuscripts and notebooks."

We really just can't imagine this case going beyond this upcoming one-day hearing.

Do U think Jacob's estate has ANY chance against J.K. Rowling?

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15 comments to “Harry Potter Plagiarism Drama Continues!”

  1. 1

    Then why are they bringing it up just now and not sooner? If it was true they would have brought it up a long time ago.

  2. 2

    I love her books but she should not be allowed to dress herself.

  3. 3

    This bitch is so TACKY. Hire a stylist already!
    Nothing about her says author, it scream cheap hooker.

  4. 4

    The term is 'quash' not 'squash'….

  5. 5


    You're going up against J.K F'cking ROWLING. You aren't going to win.

  6. 6

    No, because she explained that she got the idea of a boy who didn't know he was a wizard and it advanced from there.

  7. 7

    ugh with all the money this woman has she should at least A: Hire someone with fashion sense to dress her .B : Get those saggy tits worked on or at the VERY least….BUY A DAMN BRA….nasty clevage and the dress is hideous

  8. 8

    These ppl are pathetic. Rowling is a freaking genius! The imagination to come up with an entire new world and the characters that inhabit that new world and make it so realistic and love-able is the kind of talent that comes about rarely and bc of that you know she is a genuine author. So leave her alone you sick leeches, the similarities are not that great. By their account Stephen King should sue all authors who have written stories about killer clowns bc that's an idea he used. These ppl are seriously aggravating.

  9. 9

    So we can't have more than 1 wizard book series? Pathetic what some will do for money.

  10. 10

    she needs a stylist and you cant tell me that she didnt steal from the worst witch

  11. 11

    Like most British women, this one is a true bitch. She is rude, sneaky, and just plain mean. All the money has gone to her head and she has gotten worse and worse. She thinks her shit don't stink. Well sweetie, got news for ya, it does. What goes around comes around bitch.

  12. 12

    man that's some crazy crap. i'd be just afraid to write a book now and once it get's famous someone will sue me. then im homeless and i just spent years writing a book. boo!!! Harry Potter is one of a kind and this guy needs to shut his trap because he's got nothing on J.K. and sure she needs to get a better stylist, but her brain is beautiful. a beautiful mind. oh how i love these books and the movies! :D ahhhhhh it's almost over :(

  13. 13

    NO WAY! God! People are so effing stupid it kills me! Yeah, this guy's estate should sue her because there is NO WAY that more than one person could come up with the same idea. SCREW THEM. They're just hating on JK because she made it big and they didn't. SORE LOSERS.

  14. barny says – reply to this


    Re: Bigspender – Are you nuts.She is a good looking woman with big beautiful natural breast.

  15. barny says – reply to this


    I'd rather have a woman with big natural breast that sag then a woman with big firm fake boobs.