Legal Battle Between Warner Bros. & J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Comes To An End

By Carie P. | Jul 05, 2017 09:29 AM EDT

The legal battle between the Warner Brothers and J.R.R Tolkien' "Lord of the Rings" finally came to an end after years of fighting with lots of unexpected events and incidents. Last 2012, the two were caught in a legal battle which explored even the realm of legal writing in order to compete with the books that caused them.

The history of this legal battle can be traced when Peter Jackson and New Loine agreed to settle a lawsuit regarding the revenues and money in which Jackson claimed he was owed. The said legal cases which surrounded "Lord of the Rings" were not that simple since people expected that it will never end just like the ending of its "Return of the King" chapter.

According to Gizmodo, the latest case started and this legal battle was fought between two sides started in 2012. The one side was J.R.R Tolkien and Harper Collins, the publisher of the books and the other side was Saul Zaentz CO. and Warner Bros.

The legal battle started with the claims of J.R.R Tolkien and Collin that Warner Brothers and Saul Zaentz Co. licensed the books without even following what was in the deal. It was also claimed that they could not possibly put the characters in things just like in slot machines and digital games.

But the Warner Brothers said that the action of others made them pay millions of cash most especially in licensing which they did not have legal right to do so in the first place. However, the two sides finally came to an agreement a settlement.

It was made known that the two sides agreed to a kind of settlement which was considered friendly. If this will not be resolved in the first place, this might affect the operation of the Warner Bros most especially in its ability to make more films in the future.

Moreover, reports considered that Warner Bros. only has rights to the "Lord of the Rings" and "the Hobbit" that J.R.R Tolkien sold during the 1960s. With regards to the rest of the books, they are now in the hands of Christopher Tolkien who in the first place was not even interested in selling the rights to these. The legal battle intensified because of that circumstance that involved Christopher Tolkien's rights over the other books.

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