14 Biggest Harry Potter Scandals of All Time

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2003: The Right to Read
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2003: The Right to Read

Rowling and her U.K. publisher Bloomsbury threatened to sue several major publications, including USA Today and the Daily News, for running reviews of The Order of the Phoenix prior to the official release date. Wal-Mart and other stores also began selling copies a week in advance. Two years later, Rowling and Bloomsbury sought a court order from the British Columbia Supreme Court to stop advanced bookstore sales of The Half-Blood Prince, which sparked free speech and "right to read" controversies.

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