posted by Charleyy Hodson

HBO hopes this YouTube channel knows nothing…

Everybody on the Internet has been personally victimised by a Game of Thrones spoiler. Whether you watch the show or not, you will have encountered not just any old GoT spoiler, but one that presumably will ruin an entire scene/episode/season. So for a YouTuber that uploads videos purely about Game of Thrones predictions and fan theories, what happens when his guess work is spot on, every single week, days before the show is aired? HBO quickly removes his videos, of course.

The YouTuber, Frikidoctor, took to Reddit to claim that HBO is the reason why his videos keep becoming privatised; “I cannot put spoilers for the 3rd episode of the 6th season of Game of Thrones, because HBO forbids it. But we can always count predictions, theories, and make analysis of what will happen. And who knows, maybe guess everything”. However, with tags on his video that say both “leak” and “spoiler“, we don’t totally blame HBO for their harsh actions…

Heads up: Frikidoctor is Spanish, so yeah.

For fans of the global smash TV show, hiding secrets and plotlines has always been a crucial element of the shows popularity but that also includes hiding spoilers from the cast and crew themselves. Following the death of a certain character at the end of season 5, his name was not allowed to be uttered on set unless it was scripted and said in front of the camera. So how in the world is one YouTuber able to post his prediction videos days before the TV show airs and absolutely NAIL what happens?! Some people on Reddit believe Frikidoctor has a connection at HBO that’s feeding him lines…

On the Internet however, can you truly silence someone for making a fan prediction?; “So HBO took down my last video, even if it does not have a single frame of copyrighted material. It’s just me saying what is going to happen in the third chapter”. Taking his case to Reddit, Frikidoctor then asks if there are any American lawyers around to clarify whether “talking about spoilers is illegal”, because otherwise HBO are slamming his channel with copyright strikes with no justification.

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Since Frikidoctor turned to Reddit for advice, YouTube has answered his cry for help and reuploaded his videos; “YouTube has analysed my further notification, has decided that the claims against me were invalid, and also have removed the strikes from my account. So basically, freedom of speech has been restored! Thanks everyone for your support”. Keep your eyes peeled though, because Friki will upload his next prediction on Friday, and it’s very likely to be removed again…