Month: February 2011

No magic in suit over Harry Potter

In Allen v. Scholastic Inc., which was litigated in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, Judge Scheindlin issued his order on January 6, 2011.

Paul Gregory Allen, the trustee of the estate of Adrian Jacobs, brought a copyright infringement lawsuit against Scholastic Inc. regarding its 2000 U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Allen alleged that Goblet of Fire plagiarized protected expressions from Jacobs’ The Adventures of Willy the Wizard-No 1 Livid Land, a work that was published in the United Kingdom in 1987.

NY fed court tosses copyright suit over Harry Potter book

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