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Victory for Tolkien’s estate against a “fan fiction” author

The Tolkien estate, as well as Amazon, have scored victories with recent judgments obtained against Demetrious Polychron, a “fan fiction” author, having published a sequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy!

The legal battle began after US-based Demetrious Polychron published a book entitled The Fellowship of the King, in which he claimed it was a sequel to the famous saga…

He then sued Amazon and the Tolkien estate, claiming that the Prime Video series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, had copied his literary work and infringed his copyright!

Can you believe it?

The lawsuit was dismissed by a California judge.


According to the judge, Polychron’s claims were unreasonable and frivolous from the outset.

Tolkien’s estate asserted its rights and took legal action against the author, winning the legal battle.


The “fan fiction” author was therefore forced by the court to pay the legal fees of Tolkien’s estate and Amazon, in addition to having to destroy any physical or digital copies of his book.

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