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  • Tolkien Estate Sues Over Lord of the Rings Slot Machines
    By on November 20, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments


    An anonymous reader writes “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. According to the estate (PDF), ‘Not only does the production of gambling (more…)