Monday, 15 June 2009
Harry Potter and the Copyright Contest
The estate of Adrian Jacobs has today issued proceedings against Bloomsbury alleging that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire infringes copyright in The Adventures of Willy the Wizard - No 1 Livid Land. The estate is also seeking a court order against J. K. Rowling for pre-action disclosure to determine whether to join her as a defendant. The allegations concern plot similarities, both wizards competing in wizardry contests. Rowling is no stranger to the courts, so this contest of Willy and Harry's powers should prove to be spectacular!
Posted by Hugo at 11:35 a.m.