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News Tolkien estate angered by downloadable Lord of the Rings games

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 22 Nov 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    from reading elsewhere , they are mainly angered by the gambling games featuring the characters
     
  3. Jaybles

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    I see their point. I get offended by Facebook games too.
     
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    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    angered or spotted an opportunity to ask for more money?
     
  5. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    Spotted an opportunity to make $80,000,000 by the sound of it ;)
     
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    Oh look, someone else who doesn't understand that software by definition is an intangible product. The manner of distribution (disc or digital download) is completely irrelevant.
     
  7. Roskoken

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    "...... threatened legal action against Southampton pub The Hobbit back in March, serving it with a cease and desist order over its name. The pub has been trading for more than 20 years"

    **** the Tolkien estate.
     
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    Wonder what this means for the MERP project that recently got it's c&d from Warner Brothers. According to this case Warner Brothers wouldn't have the rights to a download only game.
     
  9. asura

    asura jack of all trades

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    No, no, no. It's not the Tolkien estate that applied a cease and desist, it was one of the three companies that where given rights to produce products. Perhaps one could argue that they should / should have stepped in. However, if they were unawares then how would they know to?
     
  10. Pinguu

    Pinguu Noot Noot!

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    Typo in the picture caption- 'Warner Borhters'
     
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  11. Sni9er

    Sni9er Ermmmm 42 ???

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    The merchandising agreement between the estate and Warner Borhters only covers tangible products.


    borhters .. something slipped through the proof read.
     
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