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Postby rath » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:23 am

Lashmar wrote:
rath wrote:B) the trade finance & corporate news forum is a reference thread not a discussion forum.
its about what happen and when .... not what peoples views are.


But when nobody has read them where's the point? :oops: :lol: :lol:



:roll: like i said ...... fuk'n brain dead.


the point is they are there as FACT as a historical record.

Facts i can then point to (throw in back in peoples face) weeks & years from now, as you all crap on about who you think runs the world.


SEE ....... LIKE THIS.

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=202

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1358&start=10


Maybe knowbody else posts in Trade Finance & Corporate News, because your countries are poor & bankrupt.

the same reason i keep posting in Trade Finance & Corporate News.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

your all poor & you control nothing.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1278&start=10

The simpsons "The Computer Wore Menace Shoes" gr8 episode......Fox & news corporation. good Aussie company.


Lashmar wrote:
rath wrote:B) the trade finance & corporate news forum is a reference thread not a discussion forum.
its about what happen and when .... not what peoples views are.


But when nobody has read them where's the point? :oops: :lol: :lol:


The Aviation and Aeronautical Technology 2 posts & 17 views about 5 views were me just now :roll:

Cryptozoology 3 & 8 :lol:

some of the other forum get even less posts / views than even, The Aviation and Aeronautical Technology & Cryptozoology. :lol:
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Postby Dark-Samus » Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:16 am

your fuk'n brain dead mate.


the book were written & sold for charity. (read by many)

how much of a low life is JK Rowlin that her plagiarism goes Around the world.

but worst of all JK Rowlin is such a low life that her plagiarism even rips off a disadvantage children's charity.


I highly doubt he is refering to the Harry Potter books on this... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby rath » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:53 pm

JK Rowling Accused Of Plagiarizing Harry Potter... Yet Again


from the not-again? dept

For years, there have been various accusations that JK Rowling "stole" the characters or ideas for her series of Harry Potter books. The claim that got the most attention was Nancy Stouffer's book "The Legend Of RAH And The Muggles" which not only uses the word "muggles" (used in Rowling's work as well) but also has a character named Larry Potter (who has some resemblance to Harry's character). But, of course, that wasn't all. Last year, we wrote about a 1986 movie called Troll that also had a character named "Harry Potter." But apparently, that's not enough. The latest is that Rowling's publisher, Bloomsbury Publishing, has been sued again for plagiarism over the Potter books, this time by the estate of Adrian Jacobs. It seems that Jacobs once wrote a book about a boy wizard called Willy The Wizard that has some distant similarities to some stuff that happens in the Potter books.

The whole thing is pretty silly, of course. The publisher is vehemently denying any copying, and it seems unlikely that any copying did actually happen. However even if you did grant the premise and say that Rowling was "inspired" by some other book, so what? Did it really change the economics of the original book? If anything, this latest claim is just a clear money grab, designed to give new attention to a long-ignored book. No one could claim with a straight face that Rowling's work took away any value from the other book.

Of course, the side note to all of this is how aggressive Rowling has been about trying to "protect" her own copyright on the Potter books. Last year, author Orson Scott Card tore apart Rowling for her aggressive enforcement of copyright, while noting some amusing "similarities" between his own classic, Ender's Game, and the Harry Potter series -- pointing out that lots of people have similar ideas or are inspired by others -- and trying to shut them down is a mistake.
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Postby rath » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:55 pm

June 24

Monday June 15, the estate of Adrian Jacobs officially claimed that J.K. Rowling copied "substantial parts" of The Adventures Of Willy The Wizard - No 1 Livid Land written in 1987 by the now deceased Adrian Jacobs. Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire is also a story of a wizard who travels on trains. Jacobs’ estate named Bloomsbury, Rowling’s publisher, as the defendant and is looking into whether or not to add Rowling to the suit. The estate is also seeking to either prevent further sales of Goblet of Fire or to share in the proceeds. Bloomsbury calls the claims “unfounded, unsubstantiated and untrue.”

Rowling had also been sued for copyright infringement in 2000 by Nancy K. Stouffer who in 1984 wrote The Legend of Rah and the Muggles (which are tiny adult cartoon characters that resemble babies). Stouffer claimed ownership of the term muggle. Stouffer also claimed she wrote a book entitled Larry Potter and His Best Friend Lilly, and that Larry looked a lot like Harry, however courts ruled Stouffer had produced "falsified evidence." A copy of the original self-published book cannot be found.

On the flip side, Jiangsu Fine Arts Publishing House recently refuted claims that author Zhou Yiwen plagiarized parts of the Harry Potter series in his much anticipated children’s novel The Adventurous Prince to be released at the end of June. Chinese media pointed out the similar details and stated that Rowling was preparing to file lawsuits, although to date no notice of suit has been received by Jiangsu. Recall Rowlings plagiarism claim in 2008 against Steve Vander Ark’s Harry Potter Lexicon, an encyclopedia of sorts about the Potter series characters. Vander Ark claimed fair use, but lost his case.

Copyright infringement and plagiarism are taken seriously, but in the publishing world can be difficult to prove. Are there really any original ideas that have never been written down before? Do we remember every detail of all the books and papers we’ve read? Has one book caused a similar one to lose money or otherwise suffer? J.K. Rowling was not sure she would win the case against Harry Potter Lexicon. Stouffer still believes she has a case with the muggle term, although the word has been around since 1854 when Lewis Carroll gave the name to a character in his short story Wilhelm von Schmidtz and in the 1920’s the term referred to marijuana cigarettes. It has been noted on one Harry Potter website that the series includes details similar to other earlier books: Neil Gaiman’s comic book series Books of Magic, The Secret of Platform 13 by Iva Ibbotson, and Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones. Coincidence happens.
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Postby Tairaa » Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:27 pm

Lashmar wrote:
rath wrote:B) the trade finance & corporate news forum is a reference thread not a discussion forum.
its about what happen and when .... not what peoples views are.


But when nobody has read them where's the point? :oops: :lol: :lol:


I read them periodically. They are useful IMO.
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