The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

I believe the story was that an unemployed gentleman had found a copy of Harry Potter in a field. I find that story rather difficult to believe, but there you are.

So we had taken every reasonable step to try and prevent prepublication leaks, and now the manuscript was in the possession of a tabloid newspaper, so we took out -- I'm not an expert on this by any means, but we took out what's call a John Doe injunction against unknown persons to prevent -- because we didn't know how many journalists at this point had the manuscript -- to prevent publication of the contents.

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