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Teen Arrested for Posting Illegal French Translation of "Deathly Hallows" Online

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Posted by: sue
August 08, 2007, 07:47 PM

A young teen fan of the Harry Potter series was arrested after it was discovered he had posted online a complete, yet unofficial translation in French of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The Guardian reports a 16 year old boy from Aix-en-Provence, France was too impatient to wait for the official French translation of the novel. The high school boy then set about making one himself after the English versions were released on July 21 and soon the “first chapters were available for download a few days after the book came out in July and the complete text was online within days…Police said they were ‘particularly surprised’ by the quality of the pirate version, which they said was “semi-professional.”

The teen was kept in custody overnight and has since been released pending further investigation. The official French translation of the book,”Harry Potter et les reliques de la mort,” is still being formally translated and will not be available until October.

Thanks to Rebecca, Pruneau and all who emailed!

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