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Old 07-08-2007, 03:47 PM
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Post Highest security measures taken in Australia for DH

An online article from the Australian newspaper, The Age, describes the extremely high security measures put into place to guard the last Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

The publicity director for Australian publisher, Allen and Unwin, gave a very brief comment:
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"Secrecy is the operative word; I can't disclose anything."
Some of the security requirements include the requirement that booksellers must sign legal documents to ensure that all details, no matter how small, remain top secret until the book's official release. For Australians, the big moment will be at 9:01 AM, and bookstore co-owner Chris Harrington recalls his experience from the secrecy to the grand opening:
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“I’ve been in the business for 36 years and I haven’t seen anything like this global publishing event… It’s all part of the theatre,” he said. “You go with the spirit of it.”...“Everyone is as excited as I am,” e says. “Everywhere you look, the who e town will be quiet and people will be reading the book!
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My dad keeps thinking its ridiculous, but i think its good! No secrets shall be told!
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That must really be something, to have that massive responsibility of keeping the secret until the moment it is allowed to be released. I don't know if I'd be able to do it!
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It is good that the books are being kept so safe. It would really suck if somebody got their hands on one and spoiled it for the world.
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the whole 'top security' thing is funny
but i agree- i dont want anyone telling me secrets!
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Old 07-08-2007, 07:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm Aussie, but i'm not getting my book from Allen and Uwin. QBD Bookstore's for me - arrive at 8:30 and be the first one to get the hands on DH!

I think its cool how they take the secrets of the book so seriously.
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I'm glad they are doing all they can.
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good, the secrets are safe! lol. i reckon us aussies have it pretty good, the book comes out at 9 am so we have the whole day to read!
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Keeping em safe yay!
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I think it's great they are trying to keep it safe.
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I love all this secrecy, how perfect.
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I bet I will be one of those people who are quiet and reading the book!
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Wow! it's like: Let's Go! Let's GO! DH s here! block! block! block! protect, don't let anyone see it! is it sealed? make sure it is! don't let a single ray of light touch it till the magic hour!!! LETSGOLETSGOLETSGO!!!!!


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I would've expected no less than the highest level of security.
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