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Tolkien Censors Tolkien

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 3 years ago

Censorship 1

Anonymous Coward writes "Back in the late 2009, I got into a Twitter conversation with Madeline Ashby about geek culture, fandom, and a bunch of stuff like that. Madeline wrote, “While you were reading Tolkien, I was watching Evangelion.” I thought this was an excellent encapsulation of the divide in SF/F/Whatever fandom, and thus took to Zazzle to make little buttons with her quote. I bought a bunch, handed them out at a few conventions, then I had a kid and promptly forgot all about it.

Until today, when Zazzle emailed me to say they were pulling the buttons for intellectual property right infringement.

And guess who complained about their rights being infringed?

I’ve tried to come up with something more to say about this, but I’m too angry and confused and tired to say anything more than I did in the title of this post. Have fun milking your dad’s stuff, Christopher Tolkien!"

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Why so anonymous? (1)

gnapster (1401889) | more than 3 years ago | (#35332422)

Who is Madeline Ashby, and why does she get her name put in this story while the submitter stays anonymous?
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