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Re: What an appalling load of nonsense
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This is what was in the back of my mind:

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2013/ ... e-latest-tolkien-lawsuit/

"The basis of the claims is that the original agreement in which the film rights were sold only granted limited merchandising rights that cover “personal property that can physically be purchased,” and that these activities exceed the scope of those limited merchandising rights."

One of the claims was for online and downloadable video games being not covered. (I was wrong I think, in that the "Shadows" game don't fall into this bucket, as they are being sold as phyical media).

Good article to read, by the way Khamul. Thanks for sharing!

Posted on: 3/9 12:53:49
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Re: What an appalling load of nonsense
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Must admit, whilst I'm not a fan of games particularly, it doesn't really bother me. Down to the lawyers, I guess, as to how far the merchandising rights extend. These kinds of things are so far from the books that I don't think there is a danger of confusion.

It all comes down to people with lots of money fighting over it, which they would no doubt do if the product was good or bad.

Posted on: 3/9 18:30:06


Re: What an appalling load of nonsense
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I'm with Stu on this one.

Posted on: 3/9 18:40:00


Re: What an appalling load of nonsense
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Nice to see that the Chairman of the Tolkien Society agrees with my views on this.

http://twoleftsticks.com/how-does-sha ... -hold-up-tolkien-scholar/

Posted on: 3/11 5:16:51


Re: What an appalling load of nonsense
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Sean Gunner told me over on Twitter that the 3rd Hobbit movie was exceptional and that I was in for a treat so I can't really trust his opinion on things Tolkien anymore. I think this new game looks incredible, I do not think it looks or feels like Middle-earth. Not my Middle-earth anyway.

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