Bad news this week for the producers of The Lord of The Rings trilogy and The Hobbit. The trustees of JRR Tolkien's estate have sued the franchise's producers for $80 million for allegedly going overboard in their merchandising, slapping the Lord of The Rings brand on what they see as undesirable products, like online gambling. The estate explained their decision in a statement "Not only are gambling services outside the rights granted, but this exploitation of Tolkien's well-loved work has offended and distressed Tolkien's devoted fans, harming Tolkien's legacy and reputation."
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Nov 22, 2012
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