FleaStiff
FleaStiff
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November 21st, 2012 at 5:08:40 AM permalink
The Tolkien Estate has filed an $80 million copyright infringement lawsuit in U.S. District Court over the use of Lord of the Rings slot machines. The complaint hinges on a contract between the estate and Warner Bros. which allows the creation of LotR merchandise but not LotR 'intangibles,' like the experience of playing a slot machine game.
Canyonero
Canyonero
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November 21st, 2012 at 7:30:36 AM permalink
Read about it here,

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57552549-38/lord-of-the-rings-slots-land-warner-bros-in-legal-adventure/

including a link to the original complaint. Go Tolkien's estate!
MrV
MrV
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November 21st, 2012 at 7:48:45 AM permalink
Interesting.

Some lawyer somewhere is going to have their head handed to them for leaving such a gaping hole in the contract.

Good.

"The first thing we do is kill all the lawyers."
"What, me worry?"

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