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Wednesday 14 March 2012

Another Reason to Like Stephen Fry

As if you needed another! Mr Fry has now waded in to offer his support for the beleaguered pub 'The Hobbit' in Southampton, currently facing legal action from the Hollywood bigwigs for copyright infringement. As bizarre as it sounds to us Brits, they actually own the rights to the name and are threatening action against the pub, despite the fact that it has traded under the name for over 20 years.
For more information, here is the link to the BBC news story:
J.R.R. Tolkein was an English writer, who wrote the Hobbit back in the 1930s. The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings are part of our literary heritage - they are part of our language. As much as I love the movies, we shouldn't have to surrender our language and heritage to them.

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