Honestly, I'm sorry it's stressing you out that much. I'm not being sarcastic or anything. I wouldn't let it bug you that much. People are silly on the internet. Heck, I'm not claiming to be some great expert or immune to being silly on the internet. I try not to be, but hey, I'm human. I try not to let things bug me that happen online too much (although sometimes they do and I know it's silly but that doesn't help. Totally get that). I don't like MSE's responses because of his attitude and the thin excuses. I get and can respect someone trying to protect their work, but he's going about it in the wrong way. Yes, I understand he's not doing anything illegal, but he's certainly not helping himself. Again, I don't wish him ill or want him to lose all his money and I even hope he gets back on Amazon provided he's being upfront about not doing anything against the TOS there. He's allowed to earn a living and protect his work. That's fair and that's fine. What he's doing now though is beyond that and that is what personally bothers me. If he was being more narrow and trying to trademark distinctive logos or series titles, I wouldn't care even slightly. However, he throws about weak arguments like "No, one's done Dragon Slayer in 70+ years!". That's completely untrue and 10 seconds of Google shows otherwise. The Dragon Slayer movie was back in 1981; admittedly fairly old by movie standards, but certainly not 70 years. The Dragon Slayers' Academy is a series of children books that shows up immediately when you put in "Dragon Slayer books" and it ran from 1997 to 2012. I'm glad he's finally getting it and pulling the too-broad ones and putting in more correct trademarks for specific logos. I'm certainly not going to raise an eyebrow at that and it's not as if I'm going to go around trying to ruin the guy for anyone else. If someone says "Hey, have you read this book?" I will say if I have or I haven't and give an opinion if asked, but otherwise, I'm more than happy to leave MSE to his business and wish him success. Just because his books aren't my cup of tea that doesn't mean they don't do it for someone else and that's 200% cool with me. If people love the LitRPG-ish Dino Harem than they do! Different strokes for different folks and I respect that. The only thing bugging me is him trying to claim trademarks and ownership of things that are clearly not his. He's more than welcome to claim the ones that are his. Zero problems with that!