Thursday, July 21, 2005

New Potter Online Within 24 Hours

TOTH to Cory Doctorow:

JK Rowling reportedly refused to release the new Harry Potter as an ebook, citing "piracy" fears. Less than 24h after the book hit the shelves, it had been scanned in, run through optical character recognition software, proofread and posted. The Pottermaniacs who did the work coordinated their efforts with IRC channels and most of them never met.

Today if you want to buy a copy of the new Potter to read on your phone, you're out of luck: but you can download one for free that's been produced by fans of the book who were willing to sacrifice their copies to contribute to the homebrew digital edition. I found them within minutes of looking for them.

Smart business decision, huh?

Link!

MM

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