August 28, 2009

Meyer sued for plagiarism

'Twilight' Author Sued For 'Rip-Off'A woman is suing Twilight author Stephenie Meyer over allegations that she stole ideas for the fourth novel in her vampire franchise.

Meyer was forced to defend herself earlier this month after Jordan Scott sent a cease and desist letter to the publishers of her 2008 novel Breaking Dawn, the fourth in the hit Twilight series, alleging that it bears a "striking and substantial similarity" to Scott's 2006 fantasy The Nocturne.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Quileute Werewolves in Twilight.

1 comment:

Rob said...

Lawsuit against 'Twilight' author Stephenie Meyer dismissed with prejudice

In his ruling, Judge Wright stated that the two works have little in common and that the “characters in the two works are vastly different.” The decision admonishes Scott for “the deceptive presentation of the alleged similarities” and notes that she “has twice manipulated aspects of the subject works in order to create the appearance of similarity.”