Harry Potter Wizard Legal Battle to Continue in English High Court, Despite US Dismissal.

By The Estate Of Adrian Jacobs, PRNE
Sunday, January 9, 2011

LONDON, January 10, 2011 - The Estate of Adrian Jacobs, the deceased British children's author,
regrets that its US breach of copyright action, brought in good faith against
Scholastic INC in relation to Harry Potter in the USA has been summarily
dismissed by a New York Judge.

The Estate's US attorneys are presently analysing the judgment with a
view to lodging an Appeal.

The Trustee Paul Allen stated that "This US decision has no legal bearing
upon the Estate's established action in the High Court of England against
J.K.Rowling personally and her publishers Bloomsbury over breach of copyright
in Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. That case is scheduled for a 10 day
trial in February 2012 when the Estate hopes that evidence and cross
examination will be heard in open court for the first time.

Major Disclosures are expected over the next few months.

The English case, involves allegations by the Estate of Adrian Jacobs
that J.K. Rowling copied a substantial part of Jacobs' visionary 1987 book

The Adventures of Willy The Wizard No 1 Livid Land, into her book Harry
and The Goblet of Fire published 13 years later by Bloomsbury.

Trustee Paul Allen says "Jacobs' Estate will continue to vigorously
pursue its Claim in London. The massive amount of evidence brought by the
Estate, in the English High Court included forensic linguistic analysis,

testimony relating to Rowling and her agent Chris Little, and evidence
from experts in Children's fantasy literature demonstrating startling
similarities between the two books."

In The Adventures of Willy The Wizard, a short, densely written,
beautifully illustrated book, Adrian Jacobs created a fantasy world
intertwined with the real world in which there are Wizard Schools, Villages
of Wizard Brewers, Gambling Wizards, Wizard Chess played on Wizard Trains,
special Wizard Hospitals, Wizard Travel by magic powder, apparently headless
creatures, Elves as Wizard Helpers, International Gatherings of Wizards,
Human Memory Erasers, etc.

The Estate claims that all of these Jacobs' concepts are part of Jacobs'
original themes ,many new to the genre,echoed and copied in Harry Potter and
familiar now to Potter readers.


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