Originally Posted by TheXand
I'm not so sure about that. The articles on it specifically mentioned Warner Bros were being sued because Tolkien Estate doesn't like any form of digital games being made based on the Lord of the Rings books, which LotRO is.
Whether they're angry about it or not. They are still two separate licenses, and therefore LoTRO is safe. I also doubt the Tolkien Estate wins the battle anyways, as the licensing deal was made before the internet and couldn't possibly contain limitations about today's technology. They could have added in additional addendum when the technology arrived.