Lord of the Rings writer JRR Tolkien’s estate sues Warner Bros. for alleged use of characters in online gambling games

Reuters correspondent Matthew Stock reports, via InterAksyon.com, that "the estate of JRR Tolkien has filed a an $80-million lawsuit against film studio, Warner Bros. over gambling tie-ins; less than a week before the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

Reuters correspondent Matthew Stock reports, via InterAksyon.com, that "the estate of JRR Tolkien has filed a an $80-million lawsuit against film studio, Warner Bros. over gambling tie-ins; less than a week before the world premiere of  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." The film is the first instalment of director Peter Jackson’s new Tolkien trilogy.

 

The report noted that Tolkien’s estate is protesting the "online and gambling games that use characters and plots from Tolkien’s works" and accuses "Warner Bros. (who owns the merchandising rights to the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit brands) of causing ’irreparable harm’ to Tolkien’s legacy."

 

For more on this story, read the Reuters article posted on InterAksyon.com.

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