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Legal Issues With 50 Shades Of Grey – Too Similar to Twilight?

There are a number of questions surrounding the upcoming film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey. Who will star in the movie and who will direct it?!

The most vital issue is the copyright issues. E L James‘ steamy novel series is supposedly based on Twilight fan fiction. Talk of the town is that James’ series follows Stephanie Meyer‘s Twilight books almost exactly!

50 Shades of Grey started as Twilight fan-fiction, but with the added erotic bent. If Twilight were the PG-13 love story, 50 Shades of Grey would be the X-Rated erotica version. That’s how similar they are said to be!

It seems that James took her fan-fic, changed up a few things like the names and character backgrounds, and landed a 7-figure publishing contract! If only life were so easy for all of us…

Plagiarism software ranks 50 Shades of Grey as 89% similar!

Celebuzz got in contact with attorney Anthony Friedman told them that if any legal action were going to be taken against 50 Shades of Grey, it probably would have already happened.

Has anyone read both series? Do you think to books are too similar, or nothing alike at all?

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    July 27, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Hey what about the movie the secretary. Title characters name was Edward E Grey 

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