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Plagiarism Filed against J. K. Rowling

July 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Harry Potter fans might be screaming in their seats upon knowing this latest news about their favorite author. There has been a lawsuit filed against J.K Rowling for her 4th book in Harry Potter Series which Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. The British author has been claiming that the book has been copying ideas from the book entitled ” The Adventures of Willy and the Wizard- No 1 Livid Land” by the late Adrian Jacobs which was published in 1987. His estate filed the case in London last Wednesday. She allegedly sued for copying concepts such as wizard contests, wizard prisons, wizard hospitals, and wizard colleges from the book of Jacobs.

This is not the first time that she faced charges of plaigarism fo Harry Potter Series. In 2002, a suit brought by American author Nancy Stouffer who claimed that her character “Larry Potter” bore a striking resemblance to Rowling’s “Harry Potter.” Stouffer lost the case.

“Given the success of Rowling’s Potter series it seems unlikely that she’ll stop being a lightning rod for suits of this nature. While her stories are hugely popular, they do mirror many archetypes and story arcs found in popular tales.” written by Library Journal writer Lauren Barack

“As for “The Adventures of Willy the Wizard,” Rowling released a statement through a spokesperson saying, “I have certainly never read the book.”

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