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Last time a Harry Potter spoiler was posted, Scholastic threatened to sue me. They even went so far as to call me while I was at work. When asked if they would sue me in normal court or special "wizard" court, they seemed to get quite angry.

I guess they never learned their lesson last time around. Maybe at the "Hogwarts" magic school of law sending out blanket canned legal threats actually works. With any luck they will sue me and since I HAVE NO MONEY THEY WILL TAKE OVER THIS SITE AND MAKE IT A HARRY POTTER FAN FICTION SITE.

I enjoy getting emails with headers like the following:

Priority: Urgent
Importance: high


So I'm not taking shit down.



Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 18:53:38 -0400
Subject: Notice of Infringement/Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling - 1 posting

From: "Seidenfeld, Mark" <MSeidenfeld@Scholastic.com>
To: <legal@ytmnd.com>
Cc: "Chatillon, Dev" <DChatillon@Scholastic.com>

Dear Sir/ Madam,

I, the undersigned, certify under penalty of perjury that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am authorized to act on behalf of J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books and owner of copyright rights therein, and Scholastic Inc., exclusive U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter books, including without limitation the cover and all other art incorporated therein (collectively, the "IP Owner"). I have a good faith belief that the materials identified below are not authorized by the IP Owner, its agent, or the law and therefore infringe the IP Owner's rights according to state and federal law. Please act expeditiously to remove or disable access to the material or items claimed to be infringing.

I may be contacted at the below address/phone/email. Thank you in advance for your immediate attention to this matter.


Sincerely,
Mark S. Seidenfeld
Counsel
Scholastic Inc.
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
ph/212-343-6888
fx/212-343-6965
mseidenfeld@scholastic.com


Infringing Materials (infringement of copyright, including publication, duplication and distribution rights):

http://machodance.ytmnd.com/



Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 20:04:13 -0400
Subject: Notice of Infringement/Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling - 14 postings

From: "Seidenfeld, Mark" <MSeidenfeld@Scholastic.com>
To: <legal@ytmnd.com>
Cc: "Chatillon, Dev" <DChatillon@Scholastic.com>
Dear Sir/ Madam,

I, the undersigned, certify under penalty of perjury that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am authorized to act on behalf of J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books and owner of copyright rights therein, and Scholastic Inc., exclusive U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter books, including without limitation the cover and all other art incorporated therein (collectively, the "IP Owner"). I have a good faith belief that the materials identified below are not authorized by the IP Owner, its agent, or the law and therefore infringe the IP Owner's rights according to state and federal law. Please act expeditiously to remove or disable access to the material or items claimed to be infringing.

I may be contacted at the below address/phone/email. Thank you in advance for your immediate attention to this matter.


Sincerely,
Mark S. Seidenfeld
Counsel
Scholastic Inc.
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
ph/212-343-6888
fx/212-343-6965
mseidenfeld@scholastic.com


Infringing Materials (infringement of copyright, including publication, duplication and distribution rights):

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/8/e/4/8e4e188cbee1712f7033969626c8f692.jpg

http://harrypotter7wtf.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/8/e/4/8e4e188cbee1712f7033969626c8f692.jpg

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/6/a/f/6af8b92ba2853c1cd4abbaaf25980fc1.jpg

http://loldobby.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/0/e/6/0e68744e8a7e80721c320e0871ac047e.jpg

http://harrypotterfuckingsucks.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/5/2/f/52f0f812c221f0fce632c89e3010df4e.jpg

http://hpsummedup.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/8/c/c/8cceff1d0061abb01d0c1f150654ae98.jpg

http://harrypotter7wtf.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/8/e/4/8e4e188cbee1712f7033969626c8f692.jpg

http://blackpeopleinspace.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/f/5/a/f5a0ab7817da178a79d4ed755fc2ae4f.gif



Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 11:28:23 +0100
Subject: Re: ILLEGAL : http://machodance.ytmnd.com/; http://harrypotter7wtf.ytmnd.com/ URGENT LEGAL NOTICE: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

From: helpdesk <leah_alpren@bloomsbury.com>
To: <legal@ytmnd.com>
CC: "Seidenfeld, Mark" <MSeidenfeld@Scholastic.com>,
"Chatillon, Dev" <DChatillon@Scholastic.com>,
"Osbourne A. Shaw" <OAS@ICGINC.COM>,
"Jeffrey R. Bedser" <jrb@ICGINC.COM>,
Sarah Odedina <sarah_odedina@bloomsbury.com>,
Maya Abu-Deeb <Maya_Abu-Deeb@bloomsbury.com>,
Neil Blair <Neil@christopherlittle.net>

URGENT LEGAL NOTICE
Dear Sir/Madam
HARRY POTTER: NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT ON YTMND.COM

1. I act on behalf of J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter
books and owner of the copyright therein, and Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,
which has the exclusive right to publish, distribute and sell the Harry
Potter books in various territories worldwide, including the United Kingdom
(the ³IP Owner²).

2. This letter puts you on notice that the materials identified and
available at the links below infringe the IP Owner¹s copyright and related
rights in the Harry Potter series of books according to relevant legislation
and common law. The infringing materials (and/or links to them) can be found
at:

http://machodance.ytmnd.com/
http://harrypotter7wtf.ytmnd.com/

(the ³Infringing Material²).

3. My contact details are set out at the bottom of this letter.

4. I have a good faith belief that the dissemination and use of the
Infringing Material is not authorised by the IP Owner, its agent or the law.

5. I certify, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this
notification is accurate and that I am authorised to act on behalf of the IP
owner(s) including in respect of the Infringing Material.

Please take immediate steps to remove or disable access to the Infringing
Material in order to prevent a continuing infringement of the IP Owner¹s
rights. As you will be aware, the material posted is likely to disseminate
very quickly unless appropriate steps are taken to prevent this and
therefore it is crucial that it is removed or made inaccessible at the
earliest opportunity. Please contact me on the telephone number/ email
address set out below should you require any further information regarding
this matter or on my cell phone at +44 (0)7738 571884 if I am not available
on the number below.

I appreciate your cooperation and thank you in advance for your immediate
attention in respect of the above. I would be grateful if you could urgently
confirm the action taken in respect of the Infringing Material.

Yours sincerely

Leah Alpren
Solicitor

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
36 Soho Square
London W1D 3QY
Direct Dial: 0207440 2482
Fax: 02077580217
Email: leah_alpren@bloomsbury.com

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Any views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender, except where the message states otherwise and the sender is authorized to state them to be the views of any such entity.


Thank You.

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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Registered Office: 36 Soho Square, London W1D 3QY

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Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 13:56:41 -0400
Subject: Notice of Infringement/Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling - ytmnd.com

From: "Nachbar, Karen"
To: <legal@ytmnd.com>
Cc: "Chatillon, Dev" <DChatillon@Scholastic.com>,
"Seidenfeld, Mark" <MSeidenfeld@Scholastic.com>


Dear Sir/ Madam,

I, the undersigned, certify under penalty of perjury that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am authorized to act on behalf of J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books and owner of copyright rights therein, and Scholastic Inc., exclusive U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter books, including without limitation the cover and all other art incorporated therein (collectively, the "IP Owner"). I have a good faith belief that the materials identified below are not authorized by the IP Owner, its agent, or the law and therefore infringe the IP Owner's rights according to state and federal law. Please act expeditiously to remove or disable access to the material or items claimed to be infringing.

I may be contacted at the below address/phone/email. Thank you in advance for your immediate attention to this matter.

Sincerely,
Karen L. Nachbar
Counsel
Scholastic Inc.
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
ph/212-343-6734
fx/212-343-6965
knachbar@scholastic.com


Infringing Materials:

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/8/e/4/8e4e188cbee1712f7033969626c8f692.jpg

http://harrypotter7wtf.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/8/e/4/8e4e188cbee1712f7033969626c8f692.jpg

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/6/a/f/6af8b92ba2853c1cd4abbaaf25980fc1.jpg

http://loldobby.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/0/e/6/0e68744e8a7e80721c320e0871ac047e.jpg

http://harrypotterfuckingsucks.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/5/2/f/52f0f812c221f0fce632c89e3010df4e.jpg

http://hpsummedup.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/8/c/c/8cceff1d0061abb01d0c1f150654ae98.jpg

http://harrypotter7wtf.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/8/e/4/8e4e188cbee1712f7033969626c8f692.jpg

http://blackpeopleinspace.ytmnd.com/

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/f/5/a/f5a0ab7817da178a79d4ed755fc2ae4f.gif




Now they've resorted to just forwarding the threats they've already made with a return receipt requested. I wish they'd hurry up an SUE ME.

In other news I haven't done any real work all week but I did clean up my apartment.


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Yes, I love these times
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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
July 19th, 2007
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lolacaust
July 19th, 2007
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"his message is for the named person's use only." Thanks for posting it for all to see! :D
July 19th, 2007
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*This
July 19th, 2007
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they said he was the only one who could use it, not how it could be used.
July 20th, 2007
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When will lawyers learn that putting that on a letter or other message that you send to someone unsolicited DOES NOT bind them in any way. I can't believe people get paid to send these letters.
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you're all a bunch of idiots
July 19th, 2007
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Nice work, Max - finally got that apartment clean. How's it look now?
July 19th, 2007
196th
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HARRY POTTER DIES
July 22nd, 2007
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stfu f*ggot - u know u have all 8 books ^_^
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I laughed so hard when they Linked my ytmd. Yhea go me.
July 19th, 2007
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You haven't done anything wrong keep pissing them off!!!
July 19th, 2007
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You're not bound by the law to be courteous. Personally, I was really pissed when I heard about 606. This time around, I was expecting it. Plus, these facts don't take much away from the work as a whole. The point of book 6 wasn't to know Dumbledore dies; it's to enjoy the story, same with this one.
July 19th, 2007
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lol, it might be time for a counter on the frontpage to show how many lawsuits you've been threatened with
July 20th, 2007
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Great idea.
July 19th, 2007
202nd
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Do you believe in magic, in a young girl's heart, how the music can free her whenever it starts... I hope you know what you are doing. We all love ytmnd too much, but meh, but if you are gonna go to court, get Hermione as your lawyer, she knows a lot of magic laws.
July 19th, 2007
205th
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I'm glad to hear you got your apartment cleaned. At least something meaningful happened.
July 19th, 2007
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looooooooooooooooooool another trial voming up for mr. goldberg
July 19th, 2007
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We beat Ebaums, We beat Sega....WE WILL BEAT SCHOLASTIC! FREEEEDOOOMMMMMMMM!
July 20th, 2007
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You forget Scientology
July 20th, 2007
282nd
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And by forget I mean forgot
July 20th, 2007
296th
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and by Scientology you meant Poland
July 20th, 2007
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We didn't beat ebaums and rude kitty still lives.
July 19th, 2007
212th
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SNAPE KILLS DUMBLEDORE
July 19th, 2007
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LOL even though I like the HP books this is rediculous and I fully support the harry potter raid of 2007! GO YTMND!
July 19th, 2007
215th
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J.K. Rowling has obviously lost her Yittish cup...........
July 19th, 2007
216th
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What's with ytmnd being sued by all these rabid magical cults surrounding fiction?
July 19th, 2007
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What's all this then?
July 19th, 2007
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that scholastic forums are here: http://community.scholastic.com/scholastic?category.id=kidBoards ..............Raid anyone?
August 4th, 2007
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What a sh*tty forums
July 19th, 2007
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It kind of seems like you're just overreacting. They asked nicely for the new Harry Potter books to not be spoiled. You're just being a dick because you don't want to do anything.
July 19th, 2007
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XD
July 19th, 2007
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Maybe if they sue you, you can demand a giant rock 'em sock 'em robot set.
July 19th, 2007
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Max wins!
July 19th, 2007
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you find out at the end that bruce willis was dead the whole time
July 20th, 2007
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it's people
July 20th, 2007
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Im your father
July 20th, 2007
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Jenny dies of aids
July 20th, 2007
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There are four lights.
July 20th, 2007
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it wasn't a moon
July 20th, 2007
313th
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Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it. You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!
July 20th, 2007
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Bill Dies
July 20th, 2007
360th
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Jason and Freddy BOTH die...and then come back to life again.
July 20th, 2007
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The Predator blows up the pyramid that was in Antarctica for some reason
July 20th, 2007
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Bobby Boucher shows up at halftime and the Mud Dogs win the Bourbon Bowl. Bobby's Momma finally approves of The Foozball.
July 20th, 2007
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Larry, Hank, and Artie walks outside and Hank mutters, "I'm such a prick."
July 21st, 2007
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Neo dies in the first and third movies
July 21st, 2007
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he cums on her face
July 21st, 2007
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the kids save hulk hogan who is being brainwashed to get information
July 21st, 2007
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scooby accidentally bumps over a table and exposes the clue that breaks the case. It wasn't the creepy guy you suspected from scene 1. It was deceptively nice guy from scene 2 (also the basic plot level of Potter books)
July 25th, 2007
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Rhett doesn't give a damn.
July 27th, 2007
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Nixon lied
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Jar Jar doesn't die
August 4th, 2007
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Rocky punches out the black guy
July 19th, 2007
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That's NO good!
July 19th, 2007
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fav'd
July 19th, 2007
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Well, I received an email from Liberty Medical with a picture of Wilford Brimley and an offer for free testing supplies today. Best spam email ever.
July 19th, 2007
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OLOLOLOL
July 19th, 2007
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People who don't want the book spoiled should know better than to go on sites like this.
July 19th, 2007
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OMG I LOL'd freaking hard! Hairy Potty sucks so bad! Books are for LOSERS!
July 19th, 2007
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pushing max makes max and his minions push back. i hate to say it but .... tell them they forgot polend (sorry)
July 19th, 2007
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Do you remember the 21st night of september? Love was changing the minds of pretenders While chasing the clouds away
July 19th, 2007
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I lol'd at the ytmnd site entitled: "harrypotterf*ckingsucks". For some reason it's funny to me knowing these "high profile" attorneys are looking at these sites. lol
July 19th, 2007
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Fight the man , man!
July 19th, 2007
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I admire how you insist on fighting the good fight, but I think your actions are extremely ignorant. If you hadn't heard, she paid somewhere around $20 million to help protect the release of the book. The security team that was hired for Rowling obviously failed, and now their job is cleanup. With a salary like that, and billions more behind them, do not be surprised when you are bagged up and ass-raped for 10 or more years. Sure, if you had simply refused to delete user content, you probably would have had
July 19th, 2007
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just pretend like you arent home max. it works.
July 19th, 2007
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Send 'em a Tarzan Boy album.
July 19th, 2007
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internet raid on mugglenet.com ???????????
July 19th, 2007
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Also, flashing message FTW!
July 19th, 2007
252nd
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Harry Potter makes this one conversation I had with max about whether or not the FPA were a bane to ytmnd who polluted the front page with crap seem like a mescaline-induced desert vision that wasn't real.
July 19th, 2007
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Hey max, there is an error with the custom pages. I keep getting the "YTMND is DOWN!" site plus this: SQL Query Failed. ERROR #: 1452 ERROR: Cannot add or update a child row: a foreign key constraint fails (`ytmnd/front_page_templates`, CONSTRAINT `front_page_templates_ibfk_8` FOREIGN KEY (`right_cb_2`) REFERENCES `content_boxes` (`content_box_id`) ON DELETE CASCADE ON UPDATE CASCADE)
July 19th, 2007
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"registered in England?" watch out Max, they might sue you there
July 19th, 2007
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We need to summon the Ghost of Johnny Cochran!
July 19th, 2007
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Pure awesomazingness.
July 19th, 2007
257th
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MAXIMUS LAWSUITUS!
July 19th, 2007
258th
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>>humbajoe F*ck that. If a book is really well written, the spoilers shouldn't make a difference. It's not what happens that makes a story good, it's the quality of the storytelling. If the enjoyment of a story depends on twists, the story is pretty flimsy.
July 19th, 2007
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A clean apartment is a happy apartment.
July 19th, 2007
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FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDOOOOOOMMMMMMMM!!!!!!
July 19th, 2007
261st
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YTMND has beat Ebaums, Sciencetology, and Sega. What makes you think that some rabid lawyers are going to stop us? Besides, spoiling the book is only practising our right to free speech which is what YTMND is all about. Keep on fighting max.
July 20th, 2007
398th
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Because 1. Ebaums still has the telemarketer phone call. 2. Scientology and Sega stopped caring. No one was really beaten. He could've kept lindsay lohan if he felt like paying the bandwidth costs. We've never really accomplished anything except for the guys that went up and vandalized his office. In this high tech world the only way you win fights on the internet is to a) Be a DG or b) have lawyers.
July 19th, 2007
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Yay for cleaninging apartments!!
July 19th, 2007
263rd
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You have to clean your own apartment? Well, MY company pays for me to stay in a hotel & I get free room cleaning service.
July 19th, 2007
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Again... HOLY WAR! HOLY WAR!
July 19th, 2007
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I'M SUING YOU FOR NOT SUING ME.
July 19th, 2007
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watch transformers instead
July 20th, 2007
267th
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Since there is no profit in the use of information presented in these books, it is thusly free reign for use. If I was to go pronounce on any forum spoiler information about the television show Lost, ABC could not sue me for that. Why is it any different here?
July 20th, 2007
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I'M CALLING IT NOW: There are multiple versions of the book and the real one hasn't been leaked yet. The fight you're fighting is in vain.
July 20th, 2007
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Haha, someone thinks they can threaten to sue you. They don't stand a fat chance in hell.
July 20th, 2007
270th
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Max to appear before wizengamot.
July 20th, 2007
271st
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lawl i love reading harry potter but this is hilarious! i hope you win!
July 20th, 2007
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http://scholasticnews.ytmnd.com/ this is not a way to b a minion of max
July 20th, 2007
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agadsfdas
July 20th, 2007
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If they try to pull a scientology on you, just go all avada kadavra on their uppity british asses.
July 20th, 2007
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wow...this is madness...
July 20th, 2007
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NEXT HARRY POTTER TITLE: YTMND AND THE CHAMBER OF LAWSUITS . . LMAO!
July 20th, 2007
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I'm always the last one to comment.
July 20th, 2007
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Max you have balls
July 20th, 2007
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F*ck those *ssh*les! YTMND has gone through so much sh*t... I doubt they'll really do anything. In other news, I hope every YTMNDer is doing their best to spoil this piece of sh*t book for all the f*gnerds out there!
July 20th, 2007
288th
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Harry Potter is a scientologist from the Marble Hill Zone acting on behalf of Tom Mabes.
July 20th, 2007
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brb gotta pee
July 20th, 2007
293rd
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I thought Snape killed Dumbledore? Wait, sorry, typed the wrong thing. I thought freedom of speech was, you know, the right of every citizen. Those publishing companies are Death Eaters in and of themselves. If they didn't want people reading/leaking the book, they PROOOOBABLY shouldn't have let Librarians and Publicists have copies then, huh?
July 20th, 2007
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I don't understand..... in order to be copyright Infringing don't you need to do something like claim the material as your own. Clearly all any YTMNDers have done is place information on a website. And in most cases they even say were it came from, YouTube doesn't even do that!!! WHAT THE FUC|<! Those lawyers need to be fired, Lets email J.K. Rowling and tell her that her lawyers are need a Bloody Education!
July 20th, 2007
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July 20th, 2007
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Look, posting spoilers to a book which isn't even out yet is inappropriate, sorry. Those spoilers are a violation of the intellectual property rights of the author and the publisher, property rights YTMND claims to respect. You could always do the right thing and take down the spoilers, that's all they want really, and I agree with them. No one wants a protracted legal battle, especially when you know you're wrong.
July 20th, 2007
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OH NOES!!1
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AWESOME!
July 20th, 2007
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Should you require any further information regarding this matter call my cell phone at +44 (0)7738 571884 if I am not available on the number below.
July 20th, 2007
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what i think is so great about this is the fact that by sending you all of these bullsh*t e-mails about copyright infringement and whatnot, Scholastic Inc. are actually drawing more attention to the spoilers, which would probably have been much less viewed if nothing had come from their creation. now there's like three in the tope viewed, most made from comments made on this page, which is the beauty of ytmnd.
July 20th, 2007
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Anyone who doesn't want the book to be spoiled should just avoid the internet as a whole until they're done reading it. I'm pretty sure YTMND isn't the only site this happened to.
July 20th, 2007
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slypieguy using alts: http://usera.imagecave.com/33433/slypieguy.PNG
July 20th, 2007
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Dustin Diamond, Scientology, eBaum's World, LiveJasmin, Sega, Tom Mabe, and now Scholastic? Damn, man, you're getting pretty popular.
July 20th, 2007
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catwatch using alts: http://usera.imagecave.com/33433/catwatch.PNG
July 20th, 2007
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MAX IS THE MAN NOW DOG!
July 20th, 2007
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uuuuuauauaaauuauuauuaaaaaaaaauuauauaaauuauauauauuuuaaaaaaaaa
July 20th, 2007
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"If you receive this message in error, please immediately delete it and all copies of it from your system, destroy any hard copies of it and notify the sender." Oh crap, the law now says I MUST clear all my history, and my cache, and take a magnet to my hard drive.
July 20th, 2007
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????? I appear to have 7 replies to the comment I made a second ago. YTMND BUG!!!
July 20th, 2007
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Your forgot the part with the microwave & the tossing into the pit of dispair & doom(TM).
July 20th, 2007
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Oh & I'm seeing that sh*t too on mine. I believe it's safe to say the replies, for some reason, stays at the bottom.
July 20th, 2007
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i put on my robe and wizard hat
July 20th, 2007
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It's It's a series of books!
July 20th, 2007
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WTF? Um...Max...f*cking glitch here!
July 20th, 2007
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I'll SUE YOU IN ENGLAND
July 20th, 2007
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OH GOD THEY'RE MAKING F*CKED UP JOKES ABOUT THE BARREL ROLL
July 20th, 2007
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We shall defend our website, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight for the lolz, we shall fight on the forums, we shall fight in the RSS and in the IRC, we shall fight IRL; we shall never surrender.
July 20th, 2007
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'tis a silly book anyway.
July 20th, 2007
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I hate it when potterf*gz get jobs with the legal system
July 20th, 2007
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This is ridiculous. Threatening to sue a site, just based on what is said? ITS NOT LIKE MAX HAS A COPY OF THE BOOK IN HIS HAND! You could just be stating fiction for all they know! WHAT THE F*CK! If I knew the ending to transformers before it came out, and told people it, am I going to get my balls sued off? NO!!!!!!!!!
July 20th, 2007
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ARNOLD THE PYGMY PUFF TAKES OVER THE UNIVERSE AT THE END OF BOOK 7 AND EVERYONE BECOMES HIS SLAVES
July 20th, 2007
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ARNOLD THE PYGMY PUFF IS THE REAL VILLAIN HE WAS SPEAKING THROUGH VOLDEMORT
July 20th, 2007
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HE WILL KILL US!! WE MUST WORK TOGETHER TO STOP HIS INSIDIOUS SCHEMES!!
July 20th, 2007
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i wonder how much of the harry potter community actually visits ytmnd?
July 20th, 2007
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LOLZ.
July 20th, 2007
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Yeah!
July 20th, 2007
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you should cast flipendo on those bitches.
July 20th, 2007
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haha wizzards court, you kik *ss rebel u
July 20th, 2007
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f*cking uber trash is what it is
July 20th, 2007
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Law suit sucks. The World must not allow freedom of speech anymore.
July 20th, 2007
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'Fair use and lexicography analysis likens scanning books as an additional medium for displaying the use of language (as was disputed in the Google Library Project) But some of the posts here on ytmnd were photographs, and that's probably bordering on infringement and intruding on market value.' Yeah. At least when the Snape Kills Dumbledore spoiler screenshot was posted, we had some actual PARODIES created. Are the current stream of unfunny page screenshots really worth defending?
July 20th, 2007
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+'d
July 20th, 2007
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Not that I think any real action is going to be taken against YTMND anyway. The Potter franchise is huge. They'll make millions and millions from tonight. Why pick on us now, if at all?
July 20th, 2007
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I say if anything serious develops from these minor e-threats, just get rid of the crappy sites. Sure, Max has a pretty good record when it comes to dealing with stupid legal threats, but come on. YTMND squandered its chance to develop something remotely funny/creative to mock the Potter craze and left Scholastic with something genuine to whine about. Forget e-wars and dramatic readings. YTMND feels more like Digg at the moment, with more news/screenshot sites and less creative, humourous sites.
July 20th, 2007
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YTMND IS DEMOCRATIC
July 22nd, 2007
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Democracy fails when the voters are all idiots
July 20th, 2007
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Needs more dramatic reading.
July 20th, 2007
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Hahaha. I lol'd. I'd totally put the spoilers in my facebook status since all of my friends are hardcore fans of the series, but then my boyfriend would dump me. :(
July 20th, 2007
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Jesus gets crucified!
July 20th, 2007
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Also, if any of you took a screenshot of my post and posted it on the internets before I posted it on the internets, my crack British lawyer team will go legal eagle on your arses (bc they are Britain).
July 20th, 2007
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Now this is the kind of news update i like.
July 20th, 2007
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Oh, and yet all the other sites out there with spoilers don't get a threat like this. wtf...
July 20th, 2007
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I've only four words to summarize this: here we go again. This isn't a concern to either Max or me, for like other attempted failures, this will come to pass (rather quickly).
July 20th, 2007
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So spoke the wizard In his mountain home The vision of his wisdom Means well never be alone And I will dream of my magic night And a million silver stars That guide me with their light
July 20th, 2007
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Wow, those are extraordinarily boring legal threats.
July 20th, 2007
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LMFAO, nice e-mails
July 20th, 2007
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I wouldn't say this is funny at all. A lot of people were looking forward to this and a lot of Potter fans go to YTMND. This time it really is our fault. Call me a wizard nerd all you want, but there ARE fans of the series and some of them DO come here, and your opinion is of them and the series won't change a majority of their opinions of the series, so "Potter sucks anyway!" is hardly a justification in my opinion. You certainly spoiled it for me, and personally, I don't care what happens at this point.
July 20th, 2007
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Hmph, it's not like the ending wasn't easy to see, Harry bones Ginny, she gets AIDS and dies. The End.
July 21st, 2007
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well done ruined it for me, you should be ashamed of yourself.
July 20th, 2007
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http://lettertoscholastic.ytmnd.com/ Auuurrrgh, make it stop!!
July 20th, 2007
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snape kills dumbledore
July 20th, 2007
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so max are you going to get sent to azkaban
July 20th, 2007
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If this site really does get changed to a Fan Club. Ill be like in every topic SNAPE KILLS DUMBLEDORE CUZ DORE WAS MAKING BABIES WITH MS.SNAPE or somethign :3 its pwnage
July 20th, 2007
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Someone should call those numbers and say "DOBBY DIES".
July 20th, 2007
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children's book = auto-1
July 20th, 2007
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Isn't it nice having a clean apartment? I think so. The escorts don't get that "look" on their face when the apartment is all cleaned up. You know the one I'm talking about? Like a little part of their soul died because not only are they selling their bodies, but they're doing it in some filthy hovel? People should make a conscious effort to make an escort feel comfortable before... you know... getting down to business.
July 21st, 2007
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your doing it wrong. get the escort to tidy up the apartment in a french maids costume, before... you know... getting down to business.
July 20th, 2007
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HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! i love spoilers!!
July 20th, 2007
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man this site is about free speech!!! dont come here if you dont want!!!!
July 20th, 2007
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4 chan sux!!!
July 20th, 2007
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Jerry Seinenfeld is sending lawyer threats, lolololololololol
July 20th, 2007
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There are a lot of email addresses and phone numbers there to add to porn/Scientiology lists
July 20th, 2007
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So far I've caught Sync-Q36 and darfix revenge downvoting my sites in the last few days.
July 20th, 2007
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J,K Rowling you magnificent bastard i read your book!
July 20th, 2007
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congrats on cleaning your apartment!
July 20th, 2007
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/lawlz
July 20th, 2007
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Emergency. Emergency. There's an emergency going on. It's still going on. It's still an emergency. This is an emergency announcement...
July 20th, 2007
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Seriously, some YTMND users are really special... They'll vote 5 for NSMB, Tubgirl or Ridin' Spinnaz then whine about a Harry Potter spoiler... Hocus Pocus Cunnilingus.
July 20th, 2007
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OMFG I'M SO GOOD AT NOT USING SPOILERS.
July 20th, 2007
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...byebyeytmnd?
July 20th, 2007
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I like poo
July 20th, 2007
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LUCIOUS WINS THE CAR! /pos
July 20th, 2007
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Its funny how lawyer don't understand how internet works. They don't seem to understand that you didn't send any of these spoilers. And anyways taking these down would be against liberty of expression, even if its just a stupid fad.
July 20th, 2007
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row row row your spoiler...
July 20th, 2007
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This is barbaric. This is wizard's chess.
July 20th, 2007
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Max is a Jew and participated in 911.
July 20th, 2007
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"You must not, directly or indirectly, use, disclose, distribute, print, or copy any part of this message".... lulz
July 20th, 2007
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i still think we should fiddle around with MMMMMMMMMMCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCFFFFFFFFFFFFRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYY features
July 20th, 2007
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Fight the good fight.
July 20th, 2007
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Burbage dies on pg. 12 Hedwig dies on pg. 56 Mad-Eye dies on pg. 78 Scrimgeour dies on pg. 159 Wormtail dies on pg. 471 Dobby dies on pg. 476 Snape dies on pg. 658 Fred Weasley dies on pg. 637 Harry gets ##%!ed up by Voldemort on pg. 704 but comes back to life on pg. 724 Tonks, Lupin, and Colin Creevy have their deaths confirmed on pg. 743 19 years after the events in the book: Ron has married Hermione, their two children are named Rose and Hugo Harry has married Ginny, their three children are named Lily,
July 20th, 2007
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NOOOOOOOOOOO! YOU BITCH! YOU BIIIIITCH
July 20th, 2007
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"When asked if they would sue me in normal court or special "wizard" court, they seemed to get quite angry." This is why we love max...
July 20th, 2007
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Dont worry fellow YTMNDers, they may have money, but we can use our magic spells to threaten them and keep them from suing us, LMAO XD
July 20th, 2007
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But yeah, that does suck, big hairy gorilla balls.
July 20th, 2007
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I wonder how many Harry Potter fans will get their sh*t ruined tonight at Book Stores all around the world. This is one book where you would have to wait in line wearing ear muffs and a blindfold...then buy the book and run to the back of a van in the parking lot and read it to the end in one sitting before leaving if you don't want it to be ruined for you. That is if you're lucky enough to not catch any spoilers before you get to the store. The internet has a funny way of causing these things--I love it.
July 26th, 2007
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I hit 2 bookstore's release parties, at least 400 people between the two of them...
July 20th, 2007
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Spoiler Leek "MAX WINS LAW SUIT!!!"
July 21st, 2007
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lol make it into a fan fiction site? HAHAHA well f*cking destroy that site a few hours after it comes up.
July 21st, 2007
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Harry Potter Fan Fiction time
July 21st, 2007
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After escaping the clutches of yet another death eater harry and ron scurried down the muddy path in the pouring rain. Ron tripped as he an harry tumbled into a nearby alcove. Ron blushing looked into harry's gleaming spectacles when he realized where he had placed his hand. Ron asked " Is that your wand or are you just happy to see me?"
July 21st, 2007
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alas, earwax
July 21st, 2007
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Hahaha! ^_^
July 21st, 2007
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hey guys
July 21st, 2007
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One of the many reasons why it sucks.
July 21st, 2007
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Sorry, time for stock remark: First Amendment. F*ck you, Scholastic, you're another company I will now boycott for denying us our rights. Wankers.
July 21st, 2007
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.............
July 21st, 2007
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July 21st, 2007
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FLASH! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Wait, that's not right...
July 21st, 2007
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lol tell them to send their complaints to my e-mail.
July 21st, 2007
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A lawsuit would be the best publicity for this site ever. omg, I hope they sue. I'll make a weird abstract gif and sponsor it for like 20 bucks if they do.
July 21st, 2007
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July 21st, 2007
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I've decided that watching people vote on spy is more interest than all the sites made this week.
July 21st, 2007
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Book
July 21st, 2007
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wow, instant replies from the past
July 21st, 2007
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I am going to make a thing that you stick in someone's anus and it says stuff about them
July 21st, 2007
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I SMELL DRAMATIC READING!!!!!!!
July 21st, 2007
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hey, on the plus side, a lot of the users who decided to leave ytmnd because of the spoilers are probably little kids. Effective population control.
July 21st, 2007
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FLOATING COMMENTS. It's like MAGIC
July 22nd, 2007
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SUCKING C*CKS. It's like JOEY'S OCCUPATION
July 23rd, 2007
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I have my own stalker. I thought only big timers like BTape and Sitsu received such honors.
July 21st, 2007
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Time for Scholastic to get owned? THE BOOK SUCKED ANYHOW. JK screwed it up.
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