J.K. Rowling has fallen into yet another charges. And the reason to it is plagiarism. A family members of writer Adrian Jacob has sued Rowling for using the idea from Jacob’s book named ‘Willy The Wizard No.1 Livid Land’ in her book ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire’.
So what does plagiarism mean?
According to Wikipedia, Plagiarism, as defined in the 1995 Random House Compact Unabridged Dictionary, is the “use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work.”
It means that the work of another author been taken by another author for their original work.Contactmusic.com reports that the late English writer Jacobs’ estate has issued proceedings in the high court, claiming copyright infringement.
‘Adrian Jacobs did not live long enough to see the massive success of the ‘Harry Potter’ books and films. If he had he would have sought the proper recognition of his contribution to this success story,’ said Paul Allen, an estate trustee.
‘He cannot fight this battle personally, so his estate is bringing this action to ensure that his voice is heard. The action, if proved, will ensure the rights of authors everywhere, even posthumously,’ he added.