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?