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[7]: I can't get HBO
by zima on Mon 28th May 2012 23:59 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: I can't get HBO"
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They know who has a TV because the shops selling them are required to take your details and provide it to the HMRC. (that includes any TV-capable equipment such as a TV tuner card for a PC

So, I wonder how many "sometimes viewers" bring TV tuners for their PCs from abroad...

BTW bringing stuff from abroad (cigarettes, most notably...) and ways of encouraging people to pay, there was this "commercial" of sorts directed at immigrants (with the overall message of ~"not being a citizen (or is it 'subject'? ;) ) doesn't exempt you from this obligation") hilariously bad that it found its way to at least one (mine) of "origin" countries: at least the "Polish" of collector only sounded like Polish to average English-speaking person, I suppose, but it... well, it was an incomprehensible gibberish. I have my doubts about how well it worked... ;)

Edited 2012-05-29 00:09 UTC

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