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  German Potter fans can't translate OOTP
Updated 09 July 2003, 20.21
The order of the Phoenix audio books aren't cheap
Potter fans in Germany are so keen on reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix that they're not waiting for the translation, they're doing it themselves.

But that's got them in trouble with the people publishing the German version of the book, who've ordered them to stop.

The German language version isn't out in the shops until 8 November, so while they wait, fans of the book have started translating it using a website.


Around 1,000 Potter-heads have been converting it, each taking a small chunk of the English version and turning it into their own language.

Only when someone translated some pages were they allowed to read the sections that other people have worked on.

Publishers Carlsen don't want them to do it, and said that anything on the Harry auf Deutsch site was a breach of copyright.

Now the site has removed all the translations.

The site did the same thing when the last Potter book - the Goblet of Fire - came out, and then, just like now, they were ordered to remove the translations.

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