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."