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[5]: I can't get HBO
by Ford Prefect on Mon 21st May 2012 11:16 UTC 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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RE[7]: I can't get HBO
by jptros on Mon 21st May 2012 19:57 in reply to "RE[6]: I can't get HBO"
jptros Member since:
2005-08-26

If HBO would allow people to subscribe without going to a cable provider they would still be doing better. For example, if I could watch the HBO content on HBOGO through my roku box without having to pay comcast who doesn't allow me to even use HBOGO on my roku box I would probably get a HBO subscription. I had one through comcast at one point but I cancelled it partly because comcast would not allow me to watch HBOGO on my roku which is unacceptable so I just cancelled the service. Voting with my wallet I guess you could say.

Any way, I haven't downloaded any of the game of thrones episodes however I would like to see season 2 but I don't care enough to take the risk. I also don't care enough to pay for a subscription to HBO that comcast limits how I can use.

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