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HBO slaps takedown demand on 13-year-old girl's painting because it used 'Winter is coming'

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Common sense required

How on earth can common expressions be "owned" by a company.

Winter is coming - its a standard expression used across the world and has been for a very long time. Perhaps I should get a film made where I use the word "Hello" a lot, then go and screw the world for trying to be make contact with other individuals.

So, lets try something :

Winter is coming

Christmas is coming

The new year is coming

Brexit is coming

See, all common expressions, none can be protected if we have freedom of speech.

Time for a reboot on the DMCA. What a bunch of complete idiots.

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