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 BeamishBoy on Tue 22nd May 2012 00:54 UTC in reply to "RE: I can't get HBO"
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So why not wait until they sell the box?

Because it's more convenient to simply download each episode as it comes out than it is to wait for six to twelve months to buy a box set.

Is it your citizen's right to freeload the content that others pay a subscription fee for?

Of course not.

The main point here is that the current model by which TV series are supplied to consumers is broken. I, for instance, will not pay between £20 and £60 a month for a subscription to Sky simply for the privilege of watching the one or two shows they have that interest me. That would be a stupid waste of my time and money.

I would, however, gladly pay £2 to £5 to watch each episode of Game of Thrones online legally. I don't even require that I be able to download it; all I ask is that I can watch it whenever I want, whether that be the same time as it's broadcast on HBO in the US or perhaps up to a week after the initial broadcast.

The moment that HBO makes that deal available, I'll stop getting torrents for their shows.

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