Hi Kai,

Exactly my question. It is a nice idea, a great dream, but I don't
think any accessible developer is going to be able to afford comercial
rights for the Lord of the Rings triligy in the first place. About the
only game I can think of that comes close is the open source game,
Angband, which is based loosely on the Samerilian. Even then, we are
talking about an absolutely free open source project that skirts the
copyright issues by being free and open source. Were it based on the
LOTR books/movies with all the main characters the Tolkien family
might take a decidedly different view of the game.


On 3/14/11, Kai <kaixi...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> The Tolkien family and its affiliates are very strict about their copyrights
> and properties.
> Whose going to barter licensing rights with Tolkien's descendants, and whose
> going to pay the fees for such rights?
> Kai

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