This article is from the The Terminator FAQ, by Karsten A. Loepelmann email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
SF author Harlan Ellison filed a lawsuit against T1 director JC, claiming
Cameron plagiarized several of his short stories, namely "Soldier" and "Demon
with a Glass Hand" (and, possibly, "A Boy and his Dog"). The concept of
could also have been borrowed from an Ellison short story called "I Have No
Mouth and I Must Scream". Newer prints of T1 acknowledge Ellison.