Harry Potter publishers press charges against ‘illegal’ distributor of the book

The publishing house Albatros has filed charges against an unnamed individual for printing and distributing a version of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ in Czech, which they deem illegal. The publishers have also called upon the supermarket chain Tesco to stop selling this version of the latest Harry Potter book. Albatros own the rights to the Harry Potter series in Czech, and have previously taken a rival publishing house to court over the publication of a pirate version of ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, a case which Albatros subsequently won. Tesco has said that is will not stop selling the copies of the book that it has in its warehouses, to which Albatros has responded that it may press charges.

Author: Rosie Johnston