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Why, why, WHY???

What is WRONG with people! If I had a subscription to the NYT, I'd write them a NASTY letter and cancel my sub!

And same for the Boston Globe.

They should be ashamed of themselves! Really makes us look like ugly Americans. No wonder people don't like us.

Everyone else has kept their word and kept things under wraps, but no, not us.

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The Baltimore Sun? I thought a newspaper in Boston that had published a premature review?

Anyway, I don't get the whole Boston Tea Party reference either.

And I really did have iced tea this morning.

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Why, why, WHY???

What is WRONG with people! If I had a subscription to the NYT, I'd write them a NASTY letter and cancel my sub!

And same for the Boston Globe.

They should be ashamed of themselves! Really makes us look like ugly Americans. No wonder people don't like us.

Everyone else has kept their word and kept things under wraps, but no, not us.

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ITA why can the WHOLE rest of the world wait and wonder and have fun speculating, but the American media has to get their grubby greedy hands in first. $ is what it's about. You sell a whole lot more papers with scandals and early reviews than if you play nice and ethical. :
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The Baltimore Sun? I thought a newspaper in Boston that had published a premature review?

Anyway, I don't get the whole Boston Tea Party reference either.

And I really did have iced tea this morning.
OK, I checked. It was the Baltimore Sun that had spoilers galore. I could post the link, but that would probably cheese people off.

And I am drinking tea right now.

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i can't belive them! they couldn't wait anoter week or so to do the reviews!
the place they bought the book probably didn't get the book by legal means,and someone should look in to how they got the book.
It was right of jkr to say the things she did!
I agree. JK has every right to be upset.

And isn't that the truth? It gives us all a bad name when so much of America is blatantly trying to ruin the book for millions of readers for greed.

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And I am drinking tea right now.
I would love to have some tea right now but I just got back from throwing it all in the Tampa Bay. Oops.
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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.

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I would love to have some tea right now but I just got back from throwing it all in the Tampa Bay. Oops.
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but they knew that it wasn't supposed to be released yet!
But it was. One might even argue that the latest HP book is news, and as such, the reporter had an ethical obligation to post about it.

I'm only half kidding. I really don't care either way, and I think they were delusional to think it wouldn't leak early.

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Ok, I'm a freakin' fast reader. When I have the time, I can readily go through a regular sized novel in a day, and an OOTP sized novel in a day and a half.

But I have to say, how on earth could a reviewer have bought this book on Wednesday, read it throughly and closely enough to actually *review* it, get the review written and to press in time for today's paper?

Either they're lying and they had it prior to Wednesday. Or they had the review half-written (they do say in that second article that they gave praise to the whole series) with the assumption that they would be reviewing it highly. Then they just filled in a few details from a quick skim of the book to make it look like an authentic review.
I am an abnormally fast reader. I go through a HP book in a matter of hours. I read OotP as well as HBP in one sitting.

Now, I am not a braggart or anything it is the one freakish skill I have (except I can bend my finger knuckes independantly which just grosses people out )

I can see how a NYT book reviewer might have a similar reading speed to my own and I absolutely can see how they can finish the book that quick.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I don't know...they really do sound like the WORST sort of muggles to me.

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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)
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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.)
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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.

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Only if I told you where the book was.

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Me? Nothing. Nope, not me. I wasn't even laughing...it was really more of a cough.

*cough*cough*

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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*

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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!
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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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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!

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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! :
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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.

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Today is FRIDAY!

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

I am so excited!


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Now you have to tell us on Saturday night or Sunday if what you downloaded was legit.
it was! :

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