Newswire: HBO wages war on Brooklyn bar over Game Of Thrones screenings

For the past two years, Videology, a bar/screening room in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has hosted screenings of Game Of Thrones, like hundreds—maybe even thousands— of bars across America. But now The Village Voice reports that the iron throne of HBO has issued a cease and desist letter to the bar, demanding that it stop screening Game Of Thrones. “They said that it’s not allowed to be shown in a public setting,” Videology co-owner James Leet says. (Videology also uses its screening room to host viewing parties of other popular shows, like Mad Men. Leet says this is the first time the bar has been asked not to screen a particular show.)

It must be a busy time for the legal team over at HBO, which has also sent takedown notices to Periscope after the live-streaming app was used to broadcast the season five premiere of Game Of Thrones …

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