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[4]: I can't get HBO
by AWdrius on Mon 21st May 2012 10:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I can't get HBO"
AWdrius
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2006-07-18

I am not sure if it is correct to call this a "pirating". You download episode by episode as they are released. OK. Now after season is finished you go and by a boxset even if you have already seen all the episodes. So where is piracy in this? If you won't buy a boxset at the end then sure, but in this instance there should be a new term for it. Postpay? (-.

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RE[5]: I can't get HBO
by Ford Prefect on Mon 21st May 2012 11:16 in reply to "RE[4]: I can't get HBO"
Ford Prefect Member since:
2006-01-16

That's like saying "I download this movie right now and I'm gonna buy the DVD a year later when it's cheap enough"...

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RE[6]: I can't get HBO
by shmerl on Mon 21st May 2012 15:49 in reply to "RE[5]: I can't get HBO"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

It may be formally incorrect, but the point was to show HBO foolishness in not allowing to purchase the content right away without subscription fees.

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