Simple logic aside, and dismissing the LEOs' chronic sneak-one-by attitude, how does Judge Weinstein reconcile his own condemnations...
"... vitiated Lambus’s reasonable expectation of privacy... where the invasion of privacy is so substantial... a search is likely unreasonable and therefore unconstitutional... such a search could not be justified..."
... with his casual dismissal:
"Neither the NYSDOCCS officers nor the federal law enforcement officers behaved inappropriately."
DOJ lawyers are largely concerned with nuts and bolts, not pie-in-the-sky. They can tell you about the United States Code and maybe even the CFR, but not so big on the Constitution... no citations to fill in the boxes on a warrant. Fourth Amendment? Say what?
So... if I email someone, let's say, an animated GIF of flaming dog shit, I would be liable for the cost of their laptop if they tried to stamp out the fire?
This instance is abhorrent and idiotic, but it's hard to think of any other hypothetical situation where a simple electronic message induces a harmful physical reaction... hard to believe there's a legal remedy.
And I fully expect that our incoming cabal, known to eschew government interference (like antitrust) and sing the praises of the free market, will nonetheless fall in line with these non-causative correlates... especially considering their demonstrated sympathies for the legacy-IP crowd.
Makes you wonder where the notion of a potential infringement originated. Does Redbubble subscribe to some sort of text-searching keyword list? One that's capable of reading hand-drawn artwork? Or is there a staffer (or subcontractor) scanning submissions... one whose own GoT familiarity made them target that phrase, rather than simply accepting its plain-language meaning? Unless the teen's drawing depicted scenes clearly inspired by GoT, why would someone draw that association? "Winter is coming"... sounds like ad copy for a sale on skis and parkas...
No, better than that -- remember that the new regime wants to pass regulatory power away from Federal offices like the F-CC, and back to the states; so watch for 50 sets of regs from the AlabamaCC... AlaskaCC... ArizonaCC... ArkansasCC...