Originally Posted by Alexander
The community site has managed to avoid being shut down by the publishers because it claims a "private" status as a member forum and promises not to sell or distribute the translations beyond its circle. Clearly, this does not guarantee that one member could potentially leak the translated book onto a new Internet site - as if by magic.
Sounds to me like a grey area. If it comes to a legal case, I don't think the community would stand a chance against Rowling. Sure they can claim it to be "private", but what does it take to become part of the "private" community? Register with them and translate two sentences into German? I don't think that would justify.