HBO Accused Of Trying To Censor Game Of Thrones Spoilers

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HBO has been going after Game of Thrones pirates for years now, but this week things took a turn for the weird when the creator of a popular series of YouTube videos—claiming to air spoilers for the show before it airs—was hit with copyright takedown notices.

Frikidoctor, who (via TorrentFreak) claims to have inside sources that tell him story points before an episode hits TV screens, says that some of his videos—which are mostly in Spanish—have been removed from YouTube because of copyright claims by HBO.


Some older videos did indeed feature small snippets of footage from stuff like trailers, which HBO might have been able to complain about on a technicality, but his latest clip was nothing but Frikidoctor wearing a Mexican wrestling mask and talking about the story. Yet it too was taken down.

Having wondered whether it was now illegal to discuss spoilers in the United States, Frikidoctor is now going to appeal the decision, and maybe get a lawyer to help out, too.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs


Seeing as how no one gives a shit about whether or not people haven’t seen episode 2 of this season, I’m fairly close to supporting them.

Honestly, I’m not surprised by what happened, but fuck you guys if you make a title that says something along the lines of “What’s next for Jon Snow?”