Look at the iPhone dock on the right side? It is really cool right? As fans of Game of Thrones, placing iPhone in such cute and unique dock has different vibe. Plus, your friends would be jealous of you since they do not even have that kind of stuff. However, who knows that sword-covered iPhone dock which is inspired by the Iron Thrones would be a source of problem? Fernando Sosa the owner of a small company had to give more than a dozen customer refunds because HBO demanded it. Yes, HBO stated that the artsy iPhone dock defended a copyright issue. In the other hands, Sosa just wanted to create and fulfill fans of Game of Thrones demand.
What happened then? Fans of Game of Thrones definitely will miss that creative and one of a kind iPhone dock. However, it could not be helped. It stirs problem when anyone use some parts from the popular medieval fantasy series without asking permission from HBO. Both the owner and the designer can be sued because using images or anything from Game of Thrones for product designs. Sosa, the co-owner of Nuproto stated that this kind of situation is going to be a problem in the future. Big companies can squash little companies in creating and releasing a lot of new products for fans of Game of Thrones.
[alert-announce]This situation happens when 3D printers are more affordable plus there are websites as Thingivers.com which post blueprints to make everything. [/alert-announce]
Well, technology makes everything possible; it is including press the production price. Fans of Game of Thrones are trapped in the middle. Some fans want original merchandises though a little bit pricey. In the other hands, not all fans are able to afford expensive stuffs so that they try to find less expensive one. This opportunity occurs and market just wants to fulfill fans of Game of Thrones.
So, what should fans of Game of Thrones do? Definitely, it is a huge dilemma, right? Fans want to do their best in supporting their favorite TV show. In the other hands, the prices of official merchandises are not cheap. Sometimes, the prices are too expensive for students. Therefore, this kind of situation is like never ending drama. When fans of watch Game of Thrones online try to make custom stuffs from their favorite TV show, it seems that they just want to have alternative merchandises. Hmm… it is really tricky, right?