Monday, April 20, 2009

Stephanie Meyer (Twilight) accused of "idea infringement"?

Hollyscoop reports:

Heidi Stanton, who studied alongside Meyer at Brigham Young University in Utah claims Meyers stole the vampire story from her because it's very similar to a short story she wrote while they were attending college together.

Stanton filed her lawsuit against Meyer in Utah last Tuesday, April 14th alleging idea infringement. She states in the papers, "Quite frankly, I was shocked when I began watching the movie with my husband last week. I immediately told him that she got that idea from me! I wrote a fictional short story with the same ideas when we were in college together."

IPBiz: Idea infringement?

Not to worry, EOnline says: Stephenie Meyer a Plagiarist? "A Hoax, Pure and Simple" and adds:

Most important, a spokesman for Summit Entertainment says, "There is absolutely no truth to the rumor about any interruption to the filming of New Moon. The production of the film has not been stalled or interrupted in any way and filming continues as planned.
"Additionally, after consulting with Stephenie Meyer and her publishers, speculation about any claims of plagiarism are also completely not true. This is a hoax, pure and simple.
"The Internet, for all of its assets, can still be an easy breeding ground for such hoaxes and detractors, and we hope that people will not be duped so easily, and use appropriate diligence before perpetuating everything or anyone that claims to have information about the Twilight franchise."

IPBiz thought the Stanford Law Review was the breeding ground for hoaxes, like Gary Boone as the inventor of the integrated circuit...


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