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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

French Detain Teenager After He Posts Translation of Latest Harry Potter Book On Web

A French prosecutor is deciding what charges to bring against a sixteen-year-old who translated the last Harry Potter novel in an apparent feat of magic and posted the result online within days of the book's appearance on July 21st. The novel's official translator is still working on his version for Gallimard Jeunesse. Aix prosecutor Olivier Rothe said the young man didn't appear to have done the deed for money, but for the love of anxious Francophone Potter-ites everywhere. Read more here.

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