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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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I thought existing phrases and words could not be copyrighted or trademarked. Hence the advertising industry's penchant for homonym spellings like "beanz".

Garry Kasparov published a book last year with the title "Winter is Coming"

Church of Void had a song released in 2012

It reminds me of the take-downs of internet domains containing "Java". Leading to the situation of the lawyers demanding compliance by "the country formerly known as Java".

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