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Lawsuits

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

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Domain disputes

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.