Thursday, February 18, 2010
Plagiarism claims against J. K. Rowling have surfaced, and they come from the estate of Adrian Jacobs, the author of The Adventures of Willy the Wizard. The British author died in 1997, but his trustee, Paul Allen, is alleging that Ms. Rowling copied ideas and parts of Mr. Jacobs' work into her fourth book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The estate first made such claims in 2004. Other authors have also claimed--unsuccessfully--that Ms. Rowling plagiarized their work.