July 20, 2007

Harry Potter Publisher Sues Over Breach

The United States publisher of J.K. Rowling's latest book Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows is suing two companies who broke a sales embargo on the novel.

Scholastic has filed suit in Illinois against DeepDiscount.com and book distributor Levy Entertainment for allowing customers to purchase the book before its official publication date of July 21.

Scholastic are seeking unspecified damages from the two firms for "complete and flagrant violation of the agreements that they knew were part of the carefully constructed release of this eagerly awaited book." A statement from DeepDiscount.com's parent company Infinity Resources reads, "We take the situation very seriously and are conducting an internal investigation."

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