JK Rowling has agreed not to prosecute a 16-year-old who got the jump on France’s October “Deathly Hallows” release date by posting his own translation online. The young Frenchman said he never attempted to make money from his work, the BBC reported
Authorities were impressed by the “near-professional” quality of the boy’s language. Other unauthorized “Hallows” translations are drawing eager foreign eyes, including one in China. Rowling can’t be too worried about her sales, though, as her final Harry Potter tale is the fastest-selling book ever, moving 11 million copies in its first day alone.