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The 1709 Blog: Willy the Wizard falters in the US, but can he still pull a rabbit from

Willy the Wizard falters in the US, but can he still pull a rabbit from


The BBC report, “Harry Potter plagiarism case dismissed” (here), will not have escaped the eagle eyes of 1709 Blog readers.  The headline refers not to the ongoing litigation in England and Wales between the estate of Adrian Jacobs and the JK Rowling crew, which is set to go to a full trial (see earlier posts on the 1709 Blog here and on the IPKat here) but to its United States counterpart.

I’ve blogged here about the ongoing litigation in England and Wales, and if this decision doesn’t encourage the applicant to settle those proceedings, no doubt I shall blog about the outcome in due course. In the meantime, the US decision is enough to be going on with.

PS: in the title to the 1709 blog post, I wonder where the Wizard is pulling the rabit from?

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Me in a hatHi there! Thanks for dropping by. I'm Eoin O'Dell, and this is my blog: Cearta.ie - the Irish for rights.

"Cearta" really is the Irish word for rights, so the title provides a good sense of the scope of this blog.

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