Sacre Bleu! Harry Potter Translator Pinched

Teen suspected in illicit French version
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Aug 8, 2007 8:53 PM CDT
Fans wait to buy copies of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the seventh and final volume of the Harry Potter series, at a bookstore in Beijing, in this Saturday July 21, 2007 file photo. The teenage...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A French boy suspected of posting a translation of the latest Harry Potter novel was arrested Monday, the AP reported today. The 16-year-old didn't appear to have financial gain in mind, a prosecutor said—with the French version not due until October, "he just wanted to get the book online."

Author J.K. Rowling and her French publisher support the clampdown, one lawyer said. Not so fans awaiting "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the series' seventh and final installment: "To wait three months to have a French version, that is too much!" said a Paris teen, who called the translator "a courageous person."