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Re: Is Tolkien Library Site Active?
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ElChicoDelRock wrote:
I want to purchase things listed on this website. I've sent several inquiries via email and web-form but have gotten no reply.

At first I thought the admin might be on vacation, but its been more than a month (and I've sent at least 4 or 5 request for different items throughout this month). Also, its been about a year any articles have been posted. Any info? Advice?


Haven't seen any updates there for a long while. You could contact David Miller at TolkienBookshelf, potentially, with regards to stuff from the shop.

Posted on: 2016/9/6 19:50


Re: German Planes visiting Cassel by Sir William Orpen
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This view out of my lounge window always reminds me of "The Hill", especially late spring, when everything is green.

Well, except for the mountains behind...

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Posted on: 2016/9/5 3:29


Re: Australian Man does not understand why he was taken to court
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Trotter wrote:
I'd watch the video, it is very funny, he has no clue

They will not be working into the next millennia, the Tolkien Estate's copyright on items that are J.R.R. Tolkien copyrighted, does not last for ever, only eight years left in some parts of the world.

Canada and New Zealand are examples where due to current copyright laws, anything written by J.R.R. Tolkien would be public domain on the 1st January 2024, as it would 50 years after his death, i.e. he could sell the rings with no license payment after this date in Canada or New Zealand.

The reason that it is not 2023 is that it is the end of the year after the 50th Anniversary.

I think this is why they are stepping up the enforcement, which they are allowed to do, and rightly so as they own the copyright, but also they have a limited time left.



New Zealand is a signatory to the TPP (and therefore has thrown its citizens under the bus). Under TPP, copyright will be extended substantially, and realistically, works will probably never go into the public domain (some works are going to come back out of the public domain, which is interesting).

Posted on: 2016/9/1 13:16


Re: Australian Man does not understand why he was taken to court
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Australian.

I've got one of their passports, and I've lived a life of dishonest chicanery ever since.

Posted on: 2016/8/31 2:15


Re: New Book Releases
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onthetrail wrote:
This Hobbit release has been wittled down rather concerningly over time to the point that they don't seem to have any enthusiasm for it.

The original blurb that was circulating at least had some pride about it

"This sumptuous gift set includes a replica of the very rare first edition of The Hobbit, the only edition where one can now read the original version of the story before Tolkien re-edited it to become the one enjoyed by readers since 1951." Amazon received this description from HC and the description is still present on many HC websites including HCAustralia

And now officially reads on .co.uk....

"This special printing reprints the first edition, so that readers of all ages not just children between the ages of 5 and 9’, as Rayner Unwin famously declared in his report on the original submission can finally enjoy Tolkien’s story as it originally appeared."

The picture is dreadful. The wording is very telling, replica in the first blurb which means an exact copy is now gone and replaced with 'reprints the first edition' which can be stretched to mean almost anything. and yet the email has replica in it.

To cut a long story short. HC you suck!


Might be a bit harsh :) Unfortunately there are a lot of "legacy" facsimile 1st DJs out there that are far from accurate, but are out in the wild (and can never be made to go away). One would have hoped they would have chosen a clean and untampered scan as their source for the jacket, but I guess the existing facsimile route probably seemed like an easy shortcut (but sadly a perilous one!). In truth, even without the errors, the existing facsimile jackets just aren't high definition enough for commercial printing, and I think I would have been disappointed with the result.

Posted on: 2016/8/30 23:59



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