Monday, May 20, 2024

I don't give a hoot


I had all of my Middle Aged in Middle-Earth designs pulled today by Warner Brothers. That was a new record. Apparently "Middle-Earth" is copyrighted. I hate to break it to them, I don't think Lord of the Rings is going to make a comeback. So I don't see how a t-shirt with a middle aged Orc or Hobbit should be a threat. 


I toyed with changing the "Middle-Earth" to "Middle-Girth" and making the Orc blue instead of green but then I just figured what the hell. I actually think my designs would have benefited them more than threatened them. God knows they don't want to lose that $2-$4 I would make from the designs. It's not like they would have been issuing a Middle-Earth Middle Aged line of anything anyway.

The whole intellectual property bullshit is a ridiculous. What happens when we run out of "new" ideas? I've pointed out before it is next to impossible to come up with anything anymore that you can't Google and find out someone has already done it.

My AI friends are going to be at a loss if they can't mention anything that someone doesn't own the intellectual property to. You can't get ChatGPT to give you song lyrics already. Not sure how that violates anyone's rights.

It's time to throw off the yoke of intellectual oppression.

I think the Oxen will be glad of that one, too.

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