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JK Rowling accused of Plagiarism

Re: JK Rowling accused of Plagiarism

  • I think it's just a way to get at her money from the books/movies.

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  • This has happened before, and I'm sure it will happen again to her. It seems that every hugely popular author gets hit with this crap at some point. I agree, it's just people wanting in on the cash cow that is Harry Potter.

    Let's face it: Books have been written about wizards before. Books have been written about vampires before too. There's going to be some crossover in these types of books that have recently become extremely popular. It's inevitable.

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  • Good grief.

    I feel like all of it is just grasping at straws. "Look! She uses wizard hospitals, but HE used them first!! Look!" Not to mention that the author involved is dead. It's his estate suing.

    Le sigh.

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  • Yeah, the other book (the one that got her sued before this one) was called "Harry and the Muggles" or something like that. They were suing based on the use of the word "muggle" and the main character named Harry.

    Anyway, you can't copyright ideas. Guess what? LOTS of authors write about boarding schools for witches, etc. This is so ridiculous.

    And could they have found a worse picture of her to run with that article??? She is so pretty and they made her look awful. I know she's supposed to look sad or whatever but...ugh. She's a classy lady, people. I hope that estate loses a ton of money in legal fees when JKR's lawyers stomp all over them. 

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    The Willy the Wizard Web site. The book was a picture book, and there were a whopping 5,000 copies in print. Wow. 

    They are literally suing over concepts, which is not plagiarism. The lawyer that took this case on is stupid, or just looking to sell more books. It will never hold up in court. 

    ETA: I read some of the excerpts. It doesn't even make sense.

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  • Oh good lord this is ridiculous. So, if I write about a wizard named Ron can I get sued, too? People need to chill out and enjoy a book and not worry about if something in it *somehow* coincides with an idea in another one.
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    Oh good lord this is ridiculous. So, if I write about a wizard named Ron can I get sued, too? People need to chill out and enjoy a book and not worry about if something in it *somehow* coincides with an idea in another one.

    LOL. Yeah, she wasn't the first to write about magic, and she won't be the last. She just happends to be the most awesome, and everyone is jealous.

  • Haters to the left!  Leave JKR alone she is awesomesauce!

     

     

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    Oh good lord this is ridiculous. So, if I write about a wizard named Ron can I get sued, too? People need to chill out and enjoy a book and not worry about if something in it *somehow* coincides with an idea in another one.

    LOL. Yeah, she wasn't the first to write about magic, and she won't be the last. She just happens to be the most awesome, and everyone is jealous.

    So true.

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