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‘Twilight’ author sued for breaching copyright

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posted on Aug, 20 2009 @ 04:08 PM
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I havent seen Twilight my self yet, people say it is good yet it is also an 'chick-flick', but stealing someones plotlines for making lotsa cash is not nice..


‘Twilight’ author sued for breaching copyright

updated 3:15 p.m. ET Aug. 20, 2009
LOS ANGELES - A woman who wrote an obscure vampire book as a teenager has sued "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer, accusing her of stealing ideas from the work for the fourth book in her vampire series, "Breaking Dawn."

Meyer's publisher responded that the lawsuit, filed on Wednesday in federal court in California, is a meritless claim meant to further the career of the aspiring screenwriter making the complaint.

Jordan Scott's lawsuit accuses Meyer of copyright infringement and argues that, as Scott wrote her vampire novel "The Nocturne," she posted passages online, and that Meyer stole ideas from Scott's work for her own book.

"The Nocturne" and "Breaking Dawn," which was published in 2008, show similarities in language, plot lines, characters and other points, Scott's lawsuit stated. For instance, the lawsuit said both books contain a wedding passage and an after-wedding scene of sex on the beach.

Hachette Book Group, Meyer's publisher, said the "alleged similarities" are "wholly lacking in substance," and Meyer based "Breaking Dawn" on an earlier, unpublished sequel to "Twilight" that she wrote.

Hachette called the suit a "publicity stunt to further Ms. Scott's career," and said it expected the court would dismiss it.

Meyer's "Breaking Dawn" is the fourth book in the "Twilight" series, which has sold more than 70 million copies worldwide and become the basis of a Hollywood movie series.




posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 01:45 AM
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Just like I thought, there is no activity in bts...

lalalallala ..



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 03:06 PM
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More than likely it is an unsuccessful author doing the suing. Almost all the big name authors have been sued, including Dan Brown for stealing the idea from "Holy Blood, Holy, Grail". Mr Brown won that case as a judge said there were enough differences to not be plagiarism.



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 03:54 PM
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Could be, i saw an interview with Steven King, and he said he had been sued several times by people claiming mr. King had stole their story !



posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 10:10 AM
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I have read Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse. But have not read Breaking Dawn. Steph Mayer is a talent author i doubt she stole anything from an obscure book a teenager wrote. If anything it was unintentional but there is nothing that will hold up in court. Rest assured Twilighters, everythign will be ok.



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