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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RE[2]: I can't get HBO
by arpan on Mon 21st May 2012 08:51 UTC in reply to "RE: I can't get HBO"
arpan
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So why not wait until they sell the box?


The question is, whom does this benefit? Whether you watch it now, or after you get the box, the producers still get your money.

What this article is basically saying, is that if the producers made it possible for people outside the US to just buy an episode of a TV show, or subscribe to it online and get it when it is released on TV, many of them would pay for it, instead of pirating it.

It's just good business sense to sell what people wanna buy. Refusing to sell it, and then whining about piracy is just stupid.

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