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Tolkien Estate Gets Order Against Hobbit Uploaders

February 22, 2007 at 7:03 pm by xoanon  - 

Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) — The estate of Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien won a court order against a file-sharing Web site whose members posted scanned copies of the fantasy writer’s work. The order, which was issued earlier this month by the federal court in the Southern District of New York, forces ESnips Ltd. to identify the subscribers who have posted the material, the trust’s lawyer said in a telephone interview today. High-quality copies of The Hobbit, the Lord of the Rings, the History of Middle Earth and the Silmarillion had been posted on the site, according to U.K. law firm Manches, which is representing the trust. While ESnips agreed to remove the material, it refused to identify the names of the posters without a court order, Manches’s Steven Maier said. [More]

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