Crackdown on Potter pirates
The week's news at a glance.
Chilean police have launched a crackdown on a ring selling an illegal Spanish translation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The first to be arrested were two men caught with 200 unauthorized copies of the book, author J.K. Rowlings fifth novel about the adventures of a teenage wizard. The authorized Spanish translation is due at the end of the year, but pirate copies surfaced on Santiago streets after the English edition was released this summer. Eduardo Castillo of the Chilean Book Chamber urged readers not to buy the street version. Not only is it illegal, not only is it a pirate copy, Castillo said, its a really bad translation.