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Thread: Jewish Guide to Middle-Earth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rufus Coppertop View Post
    There's actually LOTR fanfic erotica?
    Oh gawd--you don't want to know.

    Really.

    And a sub-genre of slash fan-fic about the actors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medievalist View Post
    Oh gawd--you don't want to know.

    Really.
    Hmmmmm.

    Does it involve the Lord of the Nazgul and Aragorn calling each other 'sugar chops' or ' cuddle pot'?

    And a sub-genre of slash fan-fic about the actors.
    Okay, that's a worry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thothguard51 View Post
    I also would not publish any part of it on line...
    I'm a bit late to the game here, and IANAL - but I thought that if you didn't profit from it and they couldn't show a loss, the copyright holder would have no legal grounds to sue you on.
    I realize that doesn't mean that they couldn't make your life miserable for quite a while.
    It is a shame, your concept sounds like a fun idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekko View Post
    I'm a bit late to the game here, and IANAL - but I thought that if you didn't profit from it and they couldn't show a loss, the copyright holder would have no legal grounds to sue you on.

    They absolutely totally would, and they can hire all the lawyers they want.

    There's nothing in the statutes that specifies the infringer has to make a dime.
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    Your legal defense is "fair use", as a parodical treatment. Which by no means protects you from being sued. As they have already told you they won't grant permission, I think you'd be well served to write something else, or make your work more generic, not specifically tied by reference to Tolkien's work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medievalist View Post
    They absolutely totally would, and they can hire all the lawyers they want.

    There's nothing in the statutes that specifies the infringer has to make a dime.
    You sound like you've been burned in the past. I humbly bow to your superior knowledge on the subject.

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    Your book sounds very interesting. As I understand it, the dwarves in The Hobbit and LoTR are an allegory for the way Tolkien perceived plight of the Jews.
    I'm dirty and ashamed

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    I'm honestly gutted as this sounds really interesting. I've got jewish relatives and I'm trying to understand a lot more about my past. Would've loved to have read it mixed with great pop culture. Guessing this never got released?

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