Seattle Post Ingelligencer
June 24, 2000

'Lord of the Rings' Web Site Breaks Records For Use
Post Reporter

The film version of J.R.R. Tolkien's mythical fantasy trilogy, "The Lord  of the Rings,'' may still be more than a year and a half away, but the epic has already caused a storm on the Internet - with its promotional trailer
breaking download records.

More than 1.7 million Web users worldwide downloaded the trailer for the trilogy of films on the first day it was available, doubling the number of hits for "Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace,'' which previously held the record. It can be found ...