Neoseeker : News : Middle-Earth Skyrim mod petitions Warner Bros. to revoke cease and desist
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Drogo Baggins Sep 5, 12
Signed.

I don't even have Skyrim for PC, but it's a shame to see something as cool as this denied to the public.
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Zombie_Barioth Sep 5, 12
Unless they plan on making a massive LotR game I don't see the harm in a nonprofit fan-made mod. Unless its causing harm of any kind it just makes them look like huge douche bags for shutting down such a big project just because they can.
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Animatrix Sep 5, 12
I'd be proud of the fans if I were Warner Bros.... not try to make them hate me.
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SpartanNinja Sep 5, 12
^Except they can't make money off of it...

That being said I had looked into it before this and it was looking really fricking cool... shame they waited this long to file the c&d
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EvilTediz597 Sep 5, 12
Could it be, we see, the Battle for Middle Earth?
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Animatrix Sep 5, 12
quote SpartanNinja
^Except they can't make money off of it...

That being said I had looked into it before this and it was looking really fricking cool... shame they waited this long to file the c&d
It's free software and content created and used by the players. No one is gaining anything besides reputation, respect, and experience.
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LloydToS Sep 6, 12
I think they have noticed the quality and fear the competition if they ever make their own LoTR RPG. But then again, it's people doing their jobs. I'm sure they are impressed aswell, I do hope that they will rethink their decision regarding the letter.
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SpartanNinja Sep 6, 12
Animatrix I meant Warner Bros. dude. I fully support this project.
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Shadow of Death Sep 6, 12
Signed. I'm in the 2800's I think it was, so they haven't had many signatures since last night really.
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Eilua Sep 6, 12
I doubt the fact that the mod is not-for-profit will convince WB to revoke their cease and desist.

If I recall correctly there was a pub (bar) in Cambridgeshire, England, that went by the name 'The Hobbit', and had done for something like half a century. WB heard about this and filed to force them to change their name.

After a long legal campaign (as well as celebrity backing), including a visit to the high court, WB got their wish and the pub was forced to rename.

Now, obviously a pub isn't run not-for-profit, but let's be honest, people weren't going to drink beer there because of the name of the pub, they were going because they wanted to drink beer.

Global patent, trademark & copyright laws need some serious reworking to prevent such blatant misuse by capitalist pigdogs.

Sadface!
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LloydToS Sep 6, 12
I agree with that completely, something totally unrelated getting into a situation like that JUST because of a name. If a company uses it on a large scale for marketing or something like that then sure, I can understand their demands of changing it. Companies doing stuff like that is what made the whole 'Big companies are evil'.
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Zombie_Barioth Sep 6, 12
I second it. If companies can't police themselves and decide what is and isn't crossing the line then laws need to be changed. Theres are two social "rules" I think big companies are overlooking thats more likely than not going to bite them in the end.

1.Don't pick on the little guy, this ain't high school its not "cool" anymore.
2.Don't pick on local hot spots, its like walking into a stadium and shouting the home team sucks.
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harry_battosai Sep 6, 12
9 times larger it astonishing! This guys should be hired!
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Paddy Sep 7, 12
Please email this to everyone. Get more signatures. #SaveMERP Such a shame that wb can't let this go on
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