Noname Given wrote:
Excerpt from the review of this film that was linked to many posts above (talks about the term 'Hobbit' too):
You might be wondering to yourself right now what exactly does any of this mockbuster have to do with Hobbits or, for that matter, how The Asylum is able to legally get away with using the word in the title. You see, Hobbits weren’t just a figment of Tolkien’s imagination; they’re also the name of an actual pygmy tribe that lived in Indonesia thousands of years ago.
Except legally they still can't get away with it. Homo floresiensis
isn't actually called "hobbit" anywhere except informally, and Tolkien's estate has squawked about that too.
Good luck, Asylum. With your name, maybe you can try for the insanity defense.