I missed the live stream guys! Your news officially sucks. I am so sorry! God forbid the Zaentz should forgo a dime of profit! Maybe a name change like "History of RingLore" still reminiscent of your name but avoids copyright infringement.
The best I have come up with is History of Arda.
I like that as well. But "Arda" might actually be copyrighted as well.
It is, they're thinking Two of Nine or Brohirrim
Well, as far as I know, The Encyclopedia of Arda has not received a cease-and-desist order (unless it has).
@ShireofMiddleEarth Source (on the trademark)?
Tolkien did not coin the term Middle-earth; the term was used in the Middle Ages.
Saul Zaentz is using bully tactics, which is pretty despicable.
If you just use HME, would that be an acceptable change?
Maybe you can use Endor, which is Elvish for Middle-earth. However, it also appears in the Bible (Saul had the Witch of Endor summon the spirit of Samuel), so perhaps the term can't be copyrighted.
"History of Endor" or "Lore of Endor" would work nicely.
Endor is also the forest moon in Return of the Jedi. It might get mistaken for a Star Wars site.
I forgot about that. And we don't want Disney on our tail as well.
For now I cast my vote for Lore and Back Again. If I come up with something original I'll add it. LABA works I think. Keep up the great work guys, my grandson and I enjoy watching your work every week. I want him to learn the true Tolkien works and you help provide that. Take care, stay safe everyone.
I see you've changed the name of your channel already. I like it. Will you also change the name of the website?
Actually, I logged on this morning and as I was working through my notifications it changed which I thought was cool.
It still says History of Middle Earth at the top.
Can Jake and James still build Sauron an army worthy of Mordor?
Yup. They will always be doing that. :)
Everything is looking great. Good work guys!