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* '''Dispute:''' The Saul Zaentz Company v. Siarhei Chyzhevich [http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/decisions/html/2006/d2006-0370.html]
 
* '''Dispute:''' The Saul Zaentz Company v. Siarhei Chyzhevich [http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/decisions/html/2006/d2006-0370.html]
 
* '''Summary:''' After the [[The Lord of the Rings Fan Club]] was shut down by [[Decipher]], they forgot to renew the domain name, lotrfanclub.com, after expiration a pornographic snatched up the domain.
 
* '''Summary:''' After the [[The Lord of the Rings Fan Club]] was shut down by [[Decipher]], they forgot to renew the domain name, lotrfanclub.com, after expiration a pornographic snatched up the domain.
* '''Outcome:''' [[Tolkien Enterprises]] wins control of the domain.
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* '''Outcome:''' [[Middle-earth Enterprises|Tolkien Enterprises]] wins control of the domain.
  
 
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==Content disputes==
 
==Content disputes==
 
===merp.com===
 
===merp.com===
* '''Dispute:''' [[Tolkien Enterprises]] asked website to remove all material relating to ICE Roleplaying material.
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* '''Dispute:''' [[Middle-earth Enterprises|Tolkien Enterprises]] asked website to remove all material relating to ICE Roleplaying material.
 
* '''Outcome:''' Website complied and removed material.
 
* '''Outcome:''' Website complied and removed material.
  
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* '''Dispute:''' The [[Tolkien Estate]] asked the website to remove PDFs of [[The Hobbit]], [[The Lord of the Rings]], and [[The Silmarillion]] from their website. The Estate also asked the website to hand over information on all of the users who downloaded the books.
 
* '''Dispute:''' The [[Tolkien Estate]] asked the website to remove PDFs of [[The Hobbit]], [[The Lord of the Rings]], and [[The Silmarillion]] from their website. The Estate also asked the website to hand over information on all of the users who downloaded the books.
 
* '''Outcome:''' The website complied, removed the PDFs, the Estate went on to "politely and firmly" ask the downloaders to stop. [http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601102&sid=aI.oEehDIdK8]
 
* '''Outcome:''' The website complied, removed the PDFs, the Estate went on to "politely and firmly" ask the downloaders to stop. [http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601102&sid=aI.oEehDIdK8]
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===shirepost.com===
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* '''Dispute:''' [[Middle-earth Enterprises|Tolkien Enterprises]] asked the website to remove all Tolkien-related information and cease selling their Tolkien-related coins.
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* '''Outcome:''' The website complied and no longer sells Tolkien-related coins.
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Latest revision as of 00:44, 5 August 2010

This article lists any lawsuits or legal actions relating to J.R.R. Tolkien and his works.

Contents

[edit] Domain disputes

[edit] jrrtolkien.com

  • Dispute: JRR Tolkien Estate Limited v. Network Operations Center, Alberta Hot Rods [1]
  • Summary: No attempt of non-commercial use of the domain was made.
  • Outcome: The Tolkien Estate wins control of the domain.

[edit] tolkien.net

  • Dispute: JRR Tolkien Estate Limited v. tolkien.net [2]
  • Summary: There was no attempt by the owner to create an actual Tolkien-related website, thus it was assumed the owner was hoping to profit by most likely selling the domain.
  • Outcome:The Tolkien Estate wins control of the domain.

[edit] shiremail.com

  • Dispute: JRR Tolkien Estate v. Tarrant Costelloe [3] [4]
  • Summary: The email service was not free and thus attempting to profit from Tolkien's works.
  • Outcome: The domain name expired and now just displays advertisements.

[edit] lotrfanclub.com

  • Dispute: The Saul Zaentz Company v. Siarhei Chyzhevich [5]
  • Summary: After the The Lord of the Rings Fan Club was shut down by Decipher, they forgot to renew the domain name, lotrfanclub.com, after expiration a pornographic snatched up the domain.
  • Outcome: Tolkien Enterprises wins control of the domain.

[edit] hobbit.es

  • Dispute: The Saul Zaentz Company doing business as Tolkien Enterprises v. Marc Rodríguez Negro [6]
  • Summary: Not a non-commercial site.
  • Outcome: Tolkien Enterprises wins control of the domain.


[edit] Image disputes

[edit] fan.theonering.net/rolozo

(Ryan Lovett)

  • Date: June 14th, 2004
  • Dispute: Tolkien Estate asked webmaster to remove all maps.
  • Outcome: All maps were removed.

[edit] tolkienion.com & tolkien-maps.com

(Steven White)

  • Date: June 16th, 2004
  • Dispute: Tolkien Estate asked website to remove material that infringes their copyrights, specifically the maps.
  • Outcome: Website complied and removed maps.

[edit] lotrmaps.cjb.net & lotrmaps.middle-earth.us

(Jeroen Backx)

  • Dispute: Tolkien Estate asked website to remove copyright infringing maps.
  • Outcome: Website complies and shuts down.

[edit] 7up.org/gecko/gallery2

(Jonatan Alvarsson)

  • Dispute: Tolkien Estate asked website to remove copyright infringing maps.
  • Outcome: Website complies and removes Tolkien-related maps.

[edit] isildur.com

  • Dispute: Tolkien Estate asked website to remove copyright infringing maps.
  • Outcome: Website complies and removes maps section.

[edit] Content disputes

[edit] merp.com

  • Dispute: Tolkien Enterprises asked website to remove all material relating to ICE Roleplaying material.
  • Outcome: Website complied and removed material.

[edit] esnips.com

  • Dispute: The Tolkien Estate asked the website to remove PDFs of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion from their website. The Estate also asked the website to hand over information on all of the users who downloaded the books.
  • Outcome: The website complied, removed the PDFs, the Estate went on to "politely and firmly" ask the downloaders to stop. [7]

[edit] shirepost.com

  • Dispute: Tolkien Enterprises asked the website to remove all Tolkien-related information and cease selling their Tolkien-related coins.
  • Outcome: The website complied and no longer sells Tolkien-related coins.