Saturday December 10, 2016

HBO Slaps Takedown Demand On 13-Year-Old’s Painting That Used "Winter Is Coming"

The cable network’s lawyers thought this would cause irreparable harm to the Game of Thrones brand and had the painting terminated. To be fair, the legal team is doing this to everyone they "catch" and is not strictly out to upset kids during holiday time.

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A father says lawyers at the cable TV network demanded his 13-year-old daughter's artwork be taken off the internet after she drew a lovely picture titled "winter is coming" and posted the image to arts'n'craft website RedBubble. "My daughter, who happens to be autistic, was doing an art challenge called Huevember which consisted of doing a piece of art based on a different colour as you worked your way round a colour wheel," Jonathan Wilcox, of Edwinstowe in the UK, told The Register on Thursday. "She was uploading her pictures to a variety of sites and sharing them on Facebook. For this particular piece, she decided to title it 'winter is coming.' I do not believe she uploaded the picture to RedBubble to make any particular financial gain, she just thought it a sensible place to put it."