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Thread: Stephanie Meyers Accused of Plagiarism

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    Stephanie Meyers Accused of Plagiarism

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/1/20090420/...t-c60bd6d.html

    Anyone know anything about plaguarism law? Copyright covers the text, not ideas.

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    She said on her site that she's not being sued.

    http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/

    Scroll down to her April 21st statement.

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    I don't believe it for a second. Someone did that with J.K Rowling.
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    Probably it's nothing but sour grapes; even if SM did get the idea of a vampire romance from her college roommate, execution is all that matters.

    I find it curious that film production was halted over it, though. That part sounds bogus to me.

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    Um...isn't this old news? Are we sure this just isn't someone recycling an old news story because they had nothing else to throw out? The college roommate accusing her of stealing a story thing has already been covered.
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    If my college roomate had written a best selling series, I'd have checked it out long before the movie came out.
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    It is old news and I think there is a another thread around here about it.

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    She stole my idea about writing a book and getting rich. I should call my attorney.

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    She stole my idea about writing a book and getting rich. I should call my attorney.

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    Steph's roommate stole her short story idea from me!!! So did Bram Stoker. Not to mention Stephen King and Ann Rice. And Joss Whedon, too, and that Charlaine Harris...

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    Very old news. There's no halt in production. There's no lawsuit. The "professor" in question wasn't ever a prof. at BYU, but was a character on ER. (Dr. Peter Benton, I think.) They traced this back to a thread on a Twi-fan board that for some reason got picked up by the Assoc. Press. From there it snowballed.
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    "Idea infringement." Ha. That's a good one.
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    Yeah it was debunked weeks ago. It's not real, the professor doesn't even exist, but he does make a good character on ER.
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    Weren't her books "public property" because they were now so deeply imprinted in the mind of the public?

    No, wait. That was another thread. o.O
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    Locking this. It was a hoax story. There is no lawsuit. There is no halted production. It was debunked a month ago.
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