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J.K. Rowling Grants Open License for Teachers to Use 'Harry Potter' in Lessons During Health Crisis

J.K. Rowling Grants Open License for Teachers to Use 'Harry Potter' in Lessons During Health Crisis

J.K. Rowling is trying to help out teachers during the worldwide health crisis.

The 54-year-old author took to her website to announce that for the first time ever she is lifting the copyright restrictions related to the recordings of Harry Potter books.

“Teachers anywhere in the world are permitted to post videos of themselves reading from Harry Potter books 1-7 onto schools’ secure networks or closed educational platforms from today until the end of the school year (or the end of July in southern hemisphere),” J.K. wrote.

J.K.‘s announcement comes as schools around the world have been closed due to the pandemic and teachers have been trying to teach as best as they can virtually.

J.K. also teased that this open license is just the “first of several initiatives being planned to help bring Harry Potter to children at home.” Stay tuned for more!

For more information, head to JKRowling.com.

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