JUL 12
A few copies of the upcoming Harry Potter book were sold by accident in Vancouver last week. When I first heard the news, I thought "big deal". So a few copies got out ahead of time, who cares? But then the article goes on to say that Canadian Judge Kristi Gill "ordered customers not to talk about the book, copy it, sell it or even read it before it is officially released at 12:01 a.m. July 16." She also ordered them to return the books to the publisher.

This doesn't sound like something that should happen in a democracy. What about the rights of the people who bought the book? I would love to see the legal basis on which the judge made her decision... just doesn't make sense to me. The book seller sold the books. Their fault. Period. Don't blame the customers!

tags: harry-potter legalities
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