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Re: FT article on book-collecting
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You can get around the registration if you search for Judging a book by its cover on Google and click on the FT link.

Posted on: 2012/4/6 14:48


Re: Oxford Poetry 1915 POD
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I think it would be very difficult and expensive to argue that it was still in copyright as we have no idea what terms Tolkien and the other poets signed up to when they had the poems published.

Posted on: 2012/3/20 23:03


Hobbit pub in Southampton threatened with legal action
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"A popular pub and music venue called The Hobbit has been threatened with legal action by US movie lawyers.

The Southampton pub has been accused of copyright infringement by lawyers representing the Saul Zaentz Company (SZC) in California.

The company owns the worldwide rights to several brands associated with author JRR Tolkien, including The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings.

Landlady Stella Mary Roberts said: "I can't fight Hollywood."

The pub in Portswood, which is popular with students, has traded with the name for more than 20 years.

It features characters from Tolkien's stories on its signs, has "Frodo" and "Gandalf" cocktails on the menu, and the face of Lord of the Rings film star Elijah Wood on its loyalty card.

A letter from SZC asked it to remove all references to the characters.

The company asserts it has "exclusive worldwide rights to motion picture, merchandising, stage and other rights in certain literary works of JRR Tolkien including The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit".
'Absolutely stunned'

The Lord of The Rings films and the forthcoming adaptation of The Hobbit, made by New Line Cinema, have been licensed from SZC.

Landlady Ms Roberts said: "We were absolutely stunned. It was completely unexpected, we never intended to infringe anyone's copyright.

"Are we doing any harm? I don't think so. We're bringing people to the books and the stories who haven't heard of JRR Tolkien.

"We don't have the financial resources to fight it - I can't fight Hollywood."

She said that changing the name and rebranding the pub would "cost thousands".

Student Heather Cartwright, who set up a "Save the Hobbit" Facebook page which has more than 3,000 likes, said: "I was completely shocked by it. It's great to see so many people showing support.

"How long do we need to protect works for? Do we protect the works of Mozart and Shakespeare?" she added.

Punch Taverns, which owns the freehold to the building, said: "We are aware of the situation and are currently consulting with our legal advisors.""


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-17350103

Posted on: 2012/3/15 5:30


Re: Book availability
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Khamul wrote:
Yeh, thanks Trotter, that was real helpful!

BH


I'm glad it was real helpful, when you quote and update the contents, it does not display in bold like I hoped it would, you can now see more easily my original response as I have edited my original post.

Posted on: 2012/2/22 5:59


Re: Book availability
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wellinghall wrote:
Hi folks

Does anyone know if:


I've emailed HarperCollins, but (as you would expect) not had a reply.

Thanks

- wellinghall


- Mr Bliss was ever published as a paperback? No, it is only in hardback.
- The End of the Third Age (the excerpt from Sauron Defeated) was ever published as a hardback? No, only paperback

Posted on: 2012/2/21 7:53

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