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Friday, July 22, 2011

Failed case against JK Rowling may be tried again in Sydney

Dead author’s estate convinced of plagiarism

The estate of English author Adrian Jacobs took the creator of Harry Potter to the English court of appeal, alleging she had lifted the plot of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire from Jacobs’s book The Adventures of Willy the Wizard, which was published back in 1987.

The case failed last week, simply because the estate could not afford to pay a one million pound bond to the court as security for costs.

Public relations executive Max Markson, the Sydney spokesman for the Adrian Jacobs estate, said that the case could be brought to Australia, where presumably it is more likely to be heard.

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