'Avatar': Chinese Writer Is Still Determined to Sue James Cameron for Copyright Case
A Chinese writer is persevering with his threats to sue James Cameron over allegations the director based his blockbuster "Avatar" on a 1997 novel, even though officials at two courts have refused to submit the breach of copyright case. Zhou Shaomou claims the plotlines in the sci-fi epic were lifted from his book, "Tale of the Blue Crows", which was published online.
He tells China Daily, "Eighty per cent of the plot and the key elements of 'Avatar' are similar to my 1997 science fiction novel 'Tale of the Blue Crows'." Shaomou has failed so far in his attempts to file a lawsuit in China, but the writer is persevering with his legal bid, and is seeking $155 million.
He adds, "I realize that no one knows me in China but I insist on fighting for my copyright. Over 10 million people have read my book over the internet. Nobody was supportive and many asked why someone as famous as Cameron would copy an obscure work from a little-known author."
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