'Twilight' Publisher Calls Plagiarism Claim 'Frivolous' - MTV NEWS


Jordan Scott's lawyer considers further legal action to prevent 'Breaking Dawn' movie.

One is a modern tale about doomed teenage love between a human and a vampire, with a third-wheel werewolf, set in Forks, Washington. It's the last installment of an international sensation that has sold more than 40 million copies and spawned a major motion picture series. The other is a magical tale of doomed love between a young sorcerer and a teenage girl in 15th-century France, penned by a then 15-year-old author/actress/singer as the first installment of a planned trilogy.

While Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series has transformed the married Mormon mother of three into a literary superstar, the lesser-known Jordan Scott has toiled mostly in obscurity ... until this week, when her lawyers filed a cease-and-desist letter against Meyer's publisher, claiming that the fourth "Twilight" book, "Breaking Dawn," bears a striking resemblance to Scott's "The Nocturne." The fundamental plots and main characters of both stories are very different, but the letter provides side-by-side comparisons of similar scenes featuring weddings, honeymoon nights and life-threatening pregnancies.

"It's very close and highly unlikely that it's a coincidence," said Craig Williams, a copyright attorney who filed the C&D order on Scott's behalf. "Jordan has asked that we draft a complaint and a motion for a preliminary injunction [against Meyer's publisher]."

Williams said Scott is not seeking any compensation from Meyer or her publisher, Little, Brown & Co. (part of the Hachette Book Group), but rather acknowledgement of the similarity and a cessation of the circulation of the book. "We also want to stop them from making it into a movie and profiting from her [Scott's] work," he said.


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Comment by Yessica Flores on August 4, 2009 at 5:08pm
WTF! i hope stephanie works this out i would be heart broken if the last book didnt make it as a movie
Comment by Monika Lopez on August 4, 2009 at 5:18pm
Stop making Breaking Dawn?!? HAAAA.... that person will be dead meat if they even dare try to stop it! Fans will kill HAHA
Comment by livelovetwilightsaga<3 on August 4, 2009 at 5:47pm
omgee tht girl is messin wit the wrong group of fans toooo many are backing stephenie up on this that little jordan is in trouble
Comment by Tesha Alise Cullen on August 4, 2009 at 5:48pm
yes, we fans will kill. there is no way, they cannot make Breaking Dawn. I read somewhere today, they are going to split the movie up into 3. WE MUST HAVE BREAKING DAWN MOVIE. who ever this scott person is, needs to BACK OFF.
Comment by Frances on August 4, 2009 at 5:54pm
Omfg!!! She is in some seriously denial!!!!!!!!!!!! She needs to just get over herself. Does she not realize that the hardcore Twilight fans will seriously eff her up if she tries to stop BD from being made. WTF!!! Ugh!!!
Comment by shackluvstwilight on August 4, 2009 at 6:07pm
this is bs!!!! their is small resemblance,but their common! honeymoons weddings and bad labor is in alot of books!!! come on seriously??? :/
Comment by Kadijah Cullen on August 4, 2009 at 6:38pm
so what if its a resemblance if there going to make the other 3 books into movies they have to make Breaking Dawn into a movie. Thats so stupid she is jealous of stephenie.
Comment by isabella m. cullen on August 4, 2009 at 6:40pm
OMG!!!..if they do not make breaking dawn into a movie a lot of people will be furious!!!..i will be one of them..maybe just because the other author saw it was becoming a big hit she got jelouse....and thier stories are diffrent..maybe they both have the same imagination and both thought of the idea for a wedding a honeymoon and a pregnancy!!..i really hope they turn breaking dawn into a movie ..it was my favorite book of the saga...summit do not stop this from ruining the chances of BD becoming a movie!!!
Comment by JJ Johnson on August 4, 2009 at 7:12pm
I love how it took her soo long just to say this. I swear if she is the reason why Breaking Down wont bemade, i will go crazy. and like other ppl have said weddings and honeymoons and a dangerous pregnancy can be in ANY book. she's just jealous!!
Comment by Christina shay on August 4, 2009 at 7:27pm
I really hope that stephanie didnt copy from that book.WTF. I would be so pissed if that were true and if it is I aree that there should NOT be a movie. Stephanie should not profit on other peoples work.

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