'Twilight: Eclipse' author Stephenie Meyer plagiarism suit thrown out
Vampires, werewolves and humans are safe to frolic together in Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" world.
U.S. District Court Judge Otis D. Wright II has thrown out a plagiarism suit brought against Meyer by Jordan Scott, a fellow author whose topics lean toward the supernatural.
Scott claimed Meyer's "Breaking Dawn," fourth in the "Twilight" series, bore uncanny similarities to Scott's own novel "The Nocturne." As Zap2it covered in our previous report, those similarities are generic enough to be a tough case for plagiarism.
Judge Wright, after reading both books, apparently agreed, calling the works "not substantially similar as a matter of law."
His Honor also played literary critic. In his decision, he said of "The Nocturne": The prose is "an amalgamation of largely archaic and some modern language that is likely unparalleled in either classical or modern literature."
"Breaking Dawn," on the other hand, "maintains a very modern and fresh tone throughout the story that is appealing to a younger audience."
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