Just hours before the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, fans eager to find out whether their hero lives or dies are under attack by an invasion of spoilers – or those pretending to spoil.
Meanwhile, the book’s American publisher, Scholastic, Inc. has been busy ordering would-be spoilers to remove their information from the Internet.
“I’m guessing we’re in the double digits,” says Scholastic spokeswoman Kyle Good, who added that requiring material to be pulled down did not mean it was authentic.
“There’s so much out there that it’s confusing for fans. Our lawyers are trying to keep down the amount of spoiler traffic that’s out there and clear it from places where fans might be reading.”