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Old 11-10-2010, 08:06 AM   #14
murraypaul
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Originally Posted by Worldwalker View Post
Rather a long time ago, as such things are figured now, the first US pbook publication of the Lord of the Rings was, in fact, quite blatantly pirated. JRRT's lawyers went after the publisher, needless to say, and got the publication stopped. I believe they also hit up the publisher for royalties, though I don't know if those were ever paid. But at no point did anyone propose, nor would they have been taken seriously if they did, that they send out goons to buyers' houses to grab the books back from their bookshelves.
However, more recently in Canada:

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On July 9, 2005, the Supreme Court of British Columbia granted Raincoast Books and Bloomsbury, the Canadian publishers of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and J. K. Rowling, the book's author, a court order restraining anyone who had obtained an early copy of the book and everyone who received notice of the order from disclosing any information from the book to anyone else before the international release date of 12:01 a.m. local time on July 16, 2005. The injunction order prohibited, among other things, reading or making any use of the book before that time and required the temporary return of the books to Raincoast until the release date.
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