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What an appalling load of nonsense
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Makes me very glad that the Tolkien Estate are actively trying to stop this sort of rubbish being produced, through the courts

The entire game is a fan fiction release and should not be referring to anything written by J.R.R. Tolkien.

https://www.kotaku.com.au/2017/03/the- ... l-on-tolkien-fan-fiction/

I have linked the video, but if you decide to watch it, then you will have severe lore problems from the 1st second, and then they get worse, and worse, and worse, etc.

You have been warned.


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Re: What an appalling load of nonsense
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When the license was sold, my understanding is:

* They have the rights to major character/place names, etc. for non-book purposes. There is no requirement that they follow "lore" or "canon".

* There is/was dispute on whether digital rights (electronic games) was included in the original agreement.

I am not a lawyer, and have not seen the contract or more recent agreements post-lawsuits, so take all of this with huge grains of salt.

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Re: What an appalling load of nonsense
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And to be clear, I am definitely not a fan of this line of games (Shadow of Mordor and the new one, Shadow of War).

I am just saying that there probably isn't much the Estate can do, assuming they settled the question of whether electronic games are covered.

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Re: What an appalling load of nonsense
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I don't understand; there's been console games based on Tolkien for decades. They all contain content that is totally made up. I've never read anywhere that The Tokien Estate had taken earlier companies to court, so what's changed recently? The Saul Zaentz Company (or whatever it's now called) holds the rights & licenses all of these games; it doesn't have anything directly to do with The Tolkien Estate, unless some material change has occured recently.

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Re: What an appalling load of nonsense
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Just to add: this was probably discussed on here years ago & I was trying to find the link. Here it is:

https://www.pcinvasion.com/incgamers-tolkien-ip-license

This explains how they all work quite closely together.

BH

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