Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st May 2012 04:03 UTC
Multimedia, AV "With over 3 million downloads per episode, the HBO hit series Game of Thrones is without doubt the most pirated TV-show of the season. Data gathered by TorrentFreak shows that most of the pirates come from Australia, while London tops the list of pirate cities. But why have these people turned to BitTorrent?" Because in order to get it legally, I have to take a monthly subscription costing me €15 per month. So instead, I buy the season box sets as they come out, and download them every Monday morning in the meantime.
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I can't get HBO
by BeamishBoy on Mon 21st May 2012 04:31 UTC
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So I download it every Monday after it's aired in the US.

Of course, given that I live in the UK I could always get a subscription to Sky Atlantic and watch it there. However, there are several problems with that:

1) I *really* don't want to give Rupert Murdoch any money. He's already done enough damage to my country without me helping him to do more.

2) Even if I didn't mind Rupert and his offspring, I'd have to pay £20 a month for a subscription to Sky. Game of Thrones is the *only* thing on those channels that I want to watch and I'm not paying £240 a year for the privilege, especially when I already pay £150 a year for a TV license and have access to all of the channels on FreeViewHD free of charge.

3) I simply don't value television enough to want to pay a monthly subscription for it.

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