Originally Posted by PioneerRaptor
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.
LotRO is based on the books, and they're being sued by those that hold the rights to the books because Tolkien Estate feels that digital media shouldn't be included in the Lord of the Rings merchandising deal they made with Warner Bros. It's nothing to do with the movies.