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Have You Gotten Competent Legal Advice?

Voronwë_the_Faithful
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Nov 11 2007, 12:42am


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how are you managing to make this with characters created by Tolkien when the intellectual property rights are held elsewhere?
A very fair point. Of course we do not want to be in breach of legal copyright. If we were selling the finished film then this would indeed be a breach of rights, but we are not. We are a non-commercial entity and the film is entirely non-profit to be released for free to the internet. It's funded by ourselves. We're making this film because we love the material and as a way to reach out to an audience as independent film-makers. If the copyright owners do try to shut us down, we will explain that legally speaking, we are only a bunch of fans practicing our film-making skills, who happen to also put the results on the internet. At the end of the day we have no intention to profit financially from the work of Tolkien or Wingnut films.





I am not an intellectual property attorney, but I do know something about copyright law, and I suspect that you are not on very solid legal ground. Even if you are not planning to profit from your work, a strong argument could be made that it could interfere with the profits of those who do own the film rights to this material. I would strongly suggest that you get competent legal advice, if you have not already done so.

'But very bright were the stars upon the margin of the world, when at times the clouds about the West were drawn aside.'

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"The Hunt For Gollum" - New LOTR Film Teaser Hunt4Gollum Send a private message to Hunt4Gollum Nov 9 2007, 2:02pm
    Nice. ChrisCR Send a private message to ChrisCR Nov 9 2007, 7:03pm
    Just out of interest, Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Nov 9 2007, 7:27pm
        Questions and Answers Hunt4Gollum Send a private message to Hunt4Gollum Nov 10 2007, 2:30pm
            Who SureCavanaugh Send a private message to SureCavanaugh Nov 10 2007, 5:45pm
            Have You Gotten Competent Legal Advice? Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Nov 11 2007, 12:42am
                I don't think it's much to worry about frodolives Send a private message to frodolives Nov 11 2007, 4:54am
                legal advice Hunt4Gollum Send a private message to Hunt4Gollum Nov 11 2007, 11:56am
                    I Hope You Are Right Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Nov 11 2007, 2:53pm
                    I really hope you have no problems... Patty Send a private message to Patty Nov 11 2007, 8:51pm
                        Born of Hope Hunt4Gollum Send a private message to Hunt4Gollum Nov 12 2007, 10:41pm
                            I'm New on Here...But...I just saw this. Tom Bombadilly Send a private message to Tom Bombadilly Jan 4 2008, 8:24pm
                    A "bunch of nobodies?" I'd like to argue that! Neelis Send a private message to Neelis Jan 8 2008, 11:40am
    Lots of questions frodolives Send a private message to frodolives Nov 10 2007, 12:15am
    How young is Aragorn? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Nov 10 2007, 1:15am
    I really like this Rivendweller Send a private message to Rivendweller Nov 10 2007, 11:46pm
        hints Hunt4Gollum Send a private message to Hunt4Gollum Nov 11 2007, 12:19am
    Trailer gracie Send a private message to gracie Jan 6 2008, 5:59am
    Wow!! labingi_maura Send a private message to labingi_maura Jan 6 2008, 6:37pm
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