Rowling as a Registered 'Potential Pedophile'?
Can you imagine? Turns out that there's a new law been put into place in Britain that will force any musician, writer, artist, etc, whom wishes to give speeches, seminars, or master classes in schools must register as a “potential pedophile.” This is all part of the British Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS), and the authors -- who generally donate their appearances to introduce children to literature -- must register as of October 12, 2009.
It's been reported that many are authors are simply boycotting schools in their attempt. Chances are, that Ms. Rowling will form ranks with most of the other authors, and refuse this.
She, as any others, have until 12 October of 2009 to register if they wish to continue to speaking in schools.
For a more in depth look and info, check out Norfolk's Examiner.