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Latest on The Hobbit pub, Southampton

March 17, 2012 at 6:32 pm by greendragon  - 

For those who have been following this story, here’s a quick update, as per the news on the ‘Save the Hobbit, Southampton’ facebook page.

It looks like the Saul Zaentz Company are seeking an amicable resolution:

“The SZC have stated that they would like to resolve the matter of our possible copyright infringement amicably. … They have asked that we arrange to operate by way of License and that they would grant this License for a nominal fee of $100 per annum.”

Furthermore, The Hobbit pub has continued support of some ‘Middle-earth’ celebrities:

“I [the owner of the pub] have just received a telephone call from Stephen Fry’s business partner. Stephen Fry and Ian McKellen will be visiting the Hobbit Pub sometime after filming is completed and they have even offered to pay for the license fee.”

So it looks like it will be good news all round for The Hobbit pub, as peace and order is restored to the Shire (of Southampton) once more…

Posted in Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Miscellaneous, Stephen Fry, The Hobbit on March 17, 2012 by
Daggers of Tauriel

4 responses to “Latest on The Hobbit pub, Southampton”

  1. Ambaryerno says:

    Looks like this is just a ploy by the SZC to extort money out of someone they know can’t afford to fight back. Goddamned shame.

  2. Yayagal250 says:

    Yes, it’s a typical ploy.  Come in like gangbusters demanding thousands, then “relent” when it turns out whoops! they don’t have any money!  That way the corporate bullies look like they can be “reasonable” when all they were after in the first place was to squeeze whatever they can get out of someone who didn’t do anything wrong in the first place.

  3. sam90 says:

    This seems like a good turnover of situation for the pub called The Hobbit that I didn’t know before this story came out but it does look like a nice place. That would be good news if it can survive. I will say this: Long life to this pub that I didn’t know before!

  4. thiago says:

    eu queria o cajado do gandalf qunado ele estava o mago branco eu iria gostar muito

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