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Tolkien Estate Censors the Word “Tolkien”

February 27th, 2011 02:23 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Censorship

An anonymous reader writes “Following their recent attempt to censor a work of historical fiction containing Tolkien as a character, the estate have now issued a takedown notice to someone making buttons with the words ‘While you were reading Tolkien, I was watching Evangelion‘ on them, claiming ‘intellectual property right infringement.’ Predictably, a new store has appeared offering a range of censored Tolkien items, and the ‘offending’ product has had vastly increased exposure as a direct result of the removal.”

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