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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by kwan_e on Mon 21st May 2012 09:29 UTC in reply to "RE: because"
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Years ago people used to have their own taste, interrests and different personalities. Nowadays it's all about "the popular" stuff. If it's popular it must be good. Maybe I'm just old,

Probably, because to me, it seems back in the "old" days, it was just as much about "the popular" stuff as it is today. I find it very hard to buy the nostalgia of you old folks that things were better in the old days.

No they weren't. You just got older and you've seen history repeat itself, but instead of seeing it that way, you invent an imaginary past where everyone was indie. No, they weren't.

Got my own, unpopular interrests. Now, don't get me wrong. I am not trying to be elitist or anything. I'm just pointing out something that - IMO - has to be pointed out. People have lost their critical sense and rationality so they grab everything that you throw at them.

Except fantasy has never been "popular". It's always been in a separate section of bookstores away from the popular books. LOTR made high fantasy acceptable in recent times, but it's a fad. Hard core fantasy geeks who have their own unpopular interests read/watch more than Game of Thrones, but they also watch Game of Thrones.

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