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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Scholastic Sues P2P Torrent sites for the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows " Leak

Scholastic - The publisher of R.K. Rowling's much awaited and secretly guarded last book - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has sued many of the P2P Torrent sites in a last ditch attempt to plug the increasing amount of online leaks ahead of this Friday's release. I did report on the leak of the latest Harry Potter book yesterday - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows :: E-Book Freely available Online Now.

Scholastic has also sued DeepDiscount.com, which had apparently already mailed out almost 1200 copies of the book before the release. You can read more on this recent development at the following Los Angeles Times article.

J.K. Rowling, author of the book, begged on her personal site. The message reads as follows "I'd like to ask everyone who considers themselves a Potter fan to help preserve the secrecy of the plot for all those who are looking forward to reading the book at the same time on publication day. In a very short time, you will know EVERYTHING!".

So will the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows leak be plugged? I guess not - but it surely has made a small impact on JK's Bank balance.