Tue, 24/05/2011 - 15:35
The trustee of the estate of the late Willy the Wizard author Adrian Jacobs has paid £50,000 to the court, meaning his appeal and the copyright lawsuit against J K Rowling and Bloomsbury will continue.
The full trial is now scheduled for February 2012, with the appeal to be heard in July 2011 at the Court of Appeal....
Thu, 29/07/2010 - 07:39
The battle between Harry Potter and Willy the Wizard moved to the High Court yesterday, where JK Rowling and her publisher Bloomsbury began their first moves to strike out a lawsuit brought by the trustees of the estate of the late Adrian Jacobs, which claims that themes from Jacobs’ 1987 book The Adventures of Willy the Wizard...
Thu, 15/07/2010 - 09:07
J K Rowling's literary agent Christopher Little has flatly denied that he was the agent for Adrian Jacobs, the late author of The Adventures of Willy the Wizard, whose estate is now intent on suing Rowling, her UK publisher Bloomsbury, and her US publisher Scholastic for alleged plagiarism.
Jacobs' estate filed its latest...
Wed, 14/07/2010 - 08:28
Willy the Wizard has returned again adding a third target—US publisher Scholastic—to a lawsuit that centres on the Harry Potter books.
Having previously filed lawsuits in the UK first against Bloomsbury, and then later against Harry Potter author J K Rowling, the estate of the deceased author Adrian Jacobs...
Thu, 18/02/2010 - 14:11
J K Rowling has said that she intends to apply to the court to have a claim of plagiarism made against her by the estate of the late Adrian Jacobs dismissed on the grounds that it is without merit. She described the accusation "as not only unfounded but absurd" and said she was " "saddened that yet another claim" has...
Thu, 18/02/2010 - 08:48
Children's writer J K Rowing has been added to a lawsuit originally made against her UK publisher Bloomsbury in June last year. The estate of the late Adrian Jacobs has made the claim over the Harry Potter books which it says stole ideas from The Adventures of Willy the Wizard, a book largely unknown before last year. At that time...
Fri, 26/06/2009 - 09:57
Yet another claim by an unknown author against Bloomsbury alleges copyright infringement by JK Rowling. This time, it's based on parallels between Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Adrian Jacobs 1987 book The Adventures of Willy the Wizard No 1: Livid Land.
In fact, these kind of claims can be expected (and mostly shrugged off) by...