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Harry Potter and the Plagarism Claims


It would appear that JK Rowling is facing not one but two accusations of plagarism.

trollJohn Buechler, director of the film Troll claims that Rowling used a script from the film to create her Harry Potter series. Buechler says the film is based on the experiences of a young wizard and wants to prove to Warner Bros that Troll was actually the beginning of Harry Potter.

Secondly,  the family of late English writer Adrian Jacobs is suing Rowling and her publisher for £500million. They claim that Harry Potter was copied from Jacobs’ Willy the Wizard.  The manuscript for Willy was sent to Bloomsbury Publishing’s literary agent Christopher Little who later represented Rowling, but the book was rejected.  The book was published by a smaller company under the name The Adventures Of Willy The Wizard No 1: Livid Land. Jacobs died in 1997, before the success of Harry Potter played out but now his estate which includes his son and grandson, claim that Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire was plagarised.

Now doesn’t this also mean that John Buechler should be suing Jacobs’ estate and vice-versa?!

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One Response to “Harry Potter and the Plagarism Claims”

  1. haha all this proves is that there’s nothing new under the sun. :) reminds me of a young author’s competition from waaaaaaaay back when my teacher pulled me aside because my amazingly, brilliantly original (or so I thought) entry read spookily like a Newbury award winner.