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post #161 of 178
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But Scholastic is unable to remove all the photographs, which first appeared on Monday on BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer file sharing system that links personal computers.

Unlike the Napster music-sharing service that was shut down by authorities several years ago, such exchanges do not go through a central service, which makes it almost impossible for the book's publishers to stop the file from being traded.

BigChampagne Media Measurement estimated that by Wednesday about one copy of the Harry Potter photographs was being downloaded per second and that 50,000 had been exchanged since Monday.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...071900378.html

That's a lotta Potta being downloaded.
post #162 of 178
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Originally Posted by annettemarie View Post
I'll be the dissenting voice--I'm not upset, I don't think the reviewers did anything wrong (assuming they got the book legally), and I don't see how reviewing a book could possibly be about money. I do think the retailers who sold the book early should be held to their contracts.
Not to argue with THE annette, but it does get a little gray...it's like buying stolen goods, kind of.

The bookstore was wrong to sell it early, the reviewer bought it knowing it was out too early, but did it anyway, for...what? To be the first person to review it?

It's a slippery slope for both of them, the seller and the buyer who then published a review of the book.

I could maybe give wiggle room to someone who bought/read the book early and then kept quiet, until others had a chance to buy the book on the official release date, so that the reading experience wasn't ruined for others.

I mean if my local grocery store had early copies...would I be able to resist? I don't know.

But I would be quiet.
post #163 of 178
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Originally Posted by tinybutterfly View Post
Not to argue with THE annette, but it does get a little gray...it's like buying stolen goods, kind of.

The bookstore was wrong to sell it early, the reviewer bought it knowing it was out too early, but did it anyway, for...what? To be the first person to review it?

It's a slippery slope for both of them, the seller and the buyer who then published a review of the book.

I could wiggle room to someone who bought/read the book early and then kept quiet, until others had a chance to buy the book on the official release date, so that the reading experience wasn't ruined for others.

I mean if my local grocery store had early copies...would I be able to resist? I don't know.

But I would be quiet.
It is an ethical grey area, isn't it? But in an information age, the person with info first wins, so I guess I can understand why they printed the review. Right or wrong, it's how our society works.
post #164 of 178
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Originally Posted by annettemarie View Post
It is an ethical grey area, isn't it? But in an information age, the person with info first wins, so I guess I can understand why they printed the review. Right or wrong, it's how our society works.
I don't know...they really do sound like the WORST sort of muggles to me.
post #165 of 178
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Originally Posted by tinybutterfly View Post
I don't know...they really do sound like the WORST sort of muggles to me.
post #166 of 178
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Originally Posted by tinybutterfly View Post
I could maybe give wiggle room to someone who bought/read the book early and then kept quiet, until others had a chance to buy the book on the official release date, so that the reading experience wasn't ruined for others.

I mean if my local grocery store had early copies...would I be able to resist? I don't know.

But I would be quiet.
You are darn skippy I would buy the book in a heartbeat if I came across it sitting in a random store somewhere, but now way in hell would I post the ending just to ruin it for people who care about being surprised. (not saying the NYT did that- I haven't read the review)
post #167 of 178
I'd buy it in a heart beat if I happened to see it out early.

I think I shall go throw some tea in the Great Salt Lake. Cherio.

(I'm ticked at her, but not enough to boycott.)
post #168 of 178
I think that if I somehow got ahold of a copy before Saturday afternoon (when it's going to be delivered to my house) I'd hang onto it and start reading it at midnight on Friday night! Ok, ok, being realistic I'd probably start around 10PM or so, after Shabbos dinner was finished and cleaned up and DS was in bed.

Another day and a half and none of this is going to matter.
post #169 of 178
Only if I told you where the book was.
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post #171 of 178
Me? Nothing. Nope, not me. I wasn't even laughing...it was really more of a cough.

*cough*cough*

See? Just a little cough.


















post #172 of 178
I don't have y'alls moral aptitude. I totally downloaded the bugger and read it last night. I'm still gonna go to the midnight release and buy a copy or two, but I coudln't resist when I knew it was available! Now I have that after christmas feeling. All the presents have been opened and all the good food has been eaten and it's over. *sniffle*
post #173 of 178
i am so mad right now....

I HAD MYSELF CONVINCED TODAY WAS FRIDAY...

tomarrow is friday...i was even arguing w/my harry potter book counter on the computer!

please someone get me a time turner!
post #174 of 178
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Originally Posted by JessicaTX View Post
I don't have y'alls moral aptitude. I totally downloaded the bugger and read it last night. I'm still gonna go to the midnight release and buy a copy or two, but I coudln't resist when I knew it was available! Now I have that after christmas feeling. All the presents have been opened and all the good food has been eaten and it's over. *sniffle*
Now you have to tell us on Saturday night or Sunday if what you downloaded was legit.

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Originally Posted by CaraNicole View Post
i am so mad right now....

I HAD MYSELF CONVINCED TODAY WAS FRIDAY...

tomarrow is friday...i was even arguing w/my harry potter book counter on the computer!

please someone get me a time turner!
A time turner would only make things worse! It would make you go BACK in time, not forwards!
post #175 of 178
i'd jinx it with a spell i stole out of snapes day planner.... i am actually really depressed...i had that feeling you get on christmas eve(i haven't felt like a kid since i was 4) and now *poof* it's gone and it won't be back tomarrow! :
post #176 of 178
her time turner, so she could make it push her ahead in time instead of back.

But, of course, that can't happen since the DA members destroyed all the Time Turners at the end of Book 5.
post #177 of 178
Today is FRIDAY!

There could be a time turner left at Hogwart's?

I am so excited!

post #178 of 178
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Originally Posted by Ruthla View Post
Now you have to tell us on Saturday night or Sunday if what you downloaded was legit.
it was! :
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