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Russian Potter parody banned.


A court in Amsterdam has blocked the publication of the Dutch translation of hit Russian children's book 'Tanja Grotter'.

The Dutch court ruled that the story too closely resembles that of the best-selling Harry Potter books written by British author JK Rowling.

The similarities between 'Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone' and 'Tanja Grotter and the Magic Bass' include such things as both characters being 10 years old, having strange marks on their heads and playing a ball game in mid air at wizard school, reported Ananova.

The court rejected publishers Byblos' claim that the Russian book was a parody of the Harry Potter series. 'Tanja Grotter and the Magic Bass' has sold over one million copies in Russia.
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Date:Nov 7, 2003
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