Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Stephenie Meyer's publisher denies 'Breaking Dawn' plagiarism claim; Entertainment Weekly, 8/4/09

Mandi Bierly via Entertainment Weekly; Stephenie Meyer's publisher denies 'Breaking Dawn' plagiarism claim:

"Author Stephenie Meyer has been accused of plagiarizing small portions of Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in her Twilight series, from a novel called The Nocturne by Jordan Scott...

Scott’s attorney, J. Craig Williams, told EW he intends to file a motion for a preliminary injunction stopping the distribution of Breaking Dawn. In a statement, he added, “Jordan Scott began creating The Nocturne in 2003. As she developed the book, originally published in 2006, she regularly posted passages and chapters on her web site, www.jordanscott.com. In reviewing Stephenie Meyer’s Breaking Dawn, released in 2008, we found a number of instances where the text, characters and story line contain substantial similarities to Jordan Scott’s original work. We seek an admission from Ms. Meyer that our client’s copyright was infringed and that Breaking Dawn and all derivative works be discontinued.”"


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