We have had too much of large corporations destroying small businesses that can not afford to fight their lawsuits. This company has many millions but it is willing to destroy a neighborhood institution that has not cost them one dime of profit just to put fear into others. This is wrong and must be stopped!
From RT News:
A small pub called ‘The Hobbit’ in Bevois Valley Road, Southampton, UK, has been welcoming fans of the Tolkien trilogy for more than twenty years. One can not only enjoy the interior and exterior, made in the style of the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings classics, but also taste cocktails named after the books' characters, like Frodo and Gandalf. But now it looks like the Big People, speaking in Tolkien terms, have come to threaten the Little People’s little simple pleasures.
A multi-national California-based company owned by movie producer Saul Zaentz has warned the pub's owner that they must remove all artwork and other references to the book – also the movie by now – otherwise the pub could face legal action, the Daily Echo writes. Zaentz owns the worldwide film, stage and merchandising rights to The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, which is scheduled to be released by the end of this year.