Judge Hands Harry Potter Firm Copyright Win

Law360, New York (January 6, 2011, 8:54 PM EST) -- A federal judge has rejected a copyright suit alleging that J.K. Rowling's fourth Harry Potter novel copied parts of a 1987 book about a character named Willy the Wizard, finding no similarities at all between the books.

Judge Shira Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Thursday granted a motion by Harry Potter publisher Scholastic Inc. to dismiss the suit by the estate of Adrian Jacobs, author of “The Adventures of Willy the Wizard: No. 1 Livid Land.”...
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