Q: I am writing a sequel to the Lord of The Rings. How can I get it published?
A: Copyright protection of the works of JRR Tolkien preclude any sequel. His characters and locations are also protected by copyright.
Q: I want to set some of Tolkien's poems to music, how do I go about this?
A: Permissions would be required for recording or performance and these can only be granted by the Tolkien estate. The Permissions Department at HarperCollins will be able to consider your request if you send a cassette in for consideration
Q: I would like permission to quote from Tolkien's works in my advertisement / book / website. How do I go about this?
A: Please make a written application to the Permissions Department at
HarperCollins Publishers, 77 - 85 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 8JB
Q: I would like my artwork to be considered for publication - how can I do this?
A: Opportunities for publication are limited due to our existing long term relationships with a number of artists. However we can consider new artwork - its best to send samples of your work to Dominic Kingston at HarperCollins Publishers, ...
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upd, хотя и несколько на другую тему: http://www.thetolkienforum.com/archive/index.php/t-16594.html
Тема с характерным названием "Piracy and copyrights" - кстати, очень интересная, рекомендую.
Walter11-02-2004, 07:05 AM
Actually I'm still rather surprised with how little appreciation of the difficulties some copyright issues seem to be approached by certain fans and websites. Also a widespread mistake is that only commercial sites could be affected.
Tolkien estate has closed down more than one popular fansite. It was due to copyright issues that once popular non-profit sites (e.g. Tolkien-maps or Tolkien-archives) had to be taken down, because they were providing texts, maps or images by Tolkien (often in edited form) or links to such pieces protected by copyright.
Even Tolkien scholars like Helge Fauskanger or Michael Drout seem to have had certain difficulties when it came to publish own works based on previously unpublished texts of Tolkien ( (http://www.xenite.org/faqs/lotr_movie/news_0000/371.html) , (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/arts/2625485.stm) ).
Many people still seem to consider copyright infringements a peccadillo and while this may be so for internet users who are hiding - or trying to hide - behind their anonymity, it can quickly and easily turn out to be a major problem for someone maintaining a Tolkien-related website out of an enthusiasm for Tolkien and his legendarium.
But if we - the members - indeed share this enthusiasm and appreciate and adore Tolkien and his legendarium in the way we - or most of us - claim, then it would seem only fair, to buy his books rather than wanting to steal them (or parts thereof)....
This, btw., is a typical copyright statement found in the books:
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publishers.
Вот они, враги благороднопиратского народа на свою голову:
The Tolkien Estate can be contacted here:
c/o Cathleen Blackburn
Morrell, Peel & Gamlen
1 St. Giles'
Oxford OX1 3JR