Harry Potter going digital
Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, has made all six novels available for audio downloads.
J.K. Rowling, once publishing's greatest holdout against the computer age, has made all six Potter novels available for audio downloads. In a message posted Wednesday on her Web site, Rowling said she was concerned about online piracy, included bootleg editions for which the original text was altered.
"Many Harry Potter fans have been keen for digital access for a while, but the deciding factor for me in authorizing this new version is that it will help combat the growing incidents of piracy in this area," Rowling wrote.
"There have been a number of incidents where fans have stumbled upon unauthorized files believing them to be genuine and, quite apart from the fact that they are illegal, the Harry Potter content of these can bear very little resemblance to anything I've ever written！"