Tolkien Google Logo Petition

The folks at Tolkien Gateway is putting up a petition to convince Google to include a J.R.R. Tolkien themed logo on January 3rd. For your information, January 3rd 1892 was John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s birthday.

Show your support by signing the petition. If you have artistic talents, you might want to have a go by submitting your own Tolkien themed Google logo.

2 responses to “Tolkien Google Logo Petition”.

  1. Dabido (Teflon) Says:

    I might be wrong, but didn’t Google already do something like this, and Tolkien’s estate insisted that they take it down, so they did!

    I know they also got into trouble from Joan Miro’s estate. [One of my favourite Surrealists!]

  2. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    I do recall something on the lines of Google vs The Tolkien Estate as well, but if I’m not mistaken it’s purely related to their content being made available on Google Book Search.

    I did try Googling about the exact same thing you mentioned before posting this. After being assured that it’s probably just a figment of my imagination, I continued to post.

    But anyway, can the Tolkien estate block such a move (using a Tolkien themed logo)? Surely, they do need to consider whether it’s a blatant copyright theft or merely celebrating a literary genius.