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  JK sues newspaper over OOTP secrets
Updated 19 June 2003, 07.16
OOTP hit the shops on 21 June
JK Rowling is taking a newspaper to court because her lawyers say it's published bits of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

JK's US publisher Scholastic says The New York Daily News has revealed secrets from the long-awaited fifth wizarding tale in its internet edition.

The book is coming out early Saturday morning and no-one's meant to know how the story unfolds until then.

A spokesman for JK says only five people in the world have legally read it.

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The paper said it got the copy from a shop in Brooklyn, New York.

It supposedly revealed there are a load of new characters and that someone does die, but we knew that already!

JK's US publisher is sueing for "tens of millions of dollars" because it goes against a court order which says no one can publish anything from the book in the UK.

The site can obviously be seen in the UK.

A whole vanload of copies was stolen in the north-west of England recently as it was on its way to shops.

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