Game of Thrones Still Heavily Pirated Added: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
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People all over the world have downloaded pirate copies of the latest leaked episodes of Game of Thrones. 4 episodes leaked online ahead of their official release and appeared to have been ripped from review DVDs. Of course, they quickly became the most pirated files online – each of the episodes has been downloaded over a million times from public torrent sites alone.
The episode 1 was the most popular, accounting for about 135,000 users sharing it and more than a million pirate copies made. As for the countries breakdown, the United Kingdom surprisingly led the way – 1/10 of all IP addresses sharing the series originated from Britain. About 9% came from the United States, 8% from India, 5% from Canada and 4% from France. The Netherlands, Brazil, Greece, Australia, and the Philippines were also actively pirating the show.
It should be noted that the first episode of the HBO show was simulcast in 170 countries, except for UK – the company that broadcasted the show decided to air it at a later date. Now do you have any more questions of why the UK was so actively pirating? Right. No show in time – no money. In the meantime, HBO is investigating the leak, but understands that it originated from within a group approved by HBO.
It should also be noted that a spike in downloads of the previous season of Games of Thrones was also observed a few days before the release of new series: fans all over the world have downloaded them more than 100,000 times a day. In this statistics, the UK was also quite active: Britain ranked 5th in pirating countries. It is not a secret that Game of Thrones was already the most-popular TV series on all file-sharing services, including BitTorrent.
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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
|posted by (2015-04-22 22:14:37)|
|Damn! It was nice but, damn!. Almost half a season so quickly, and pretty soon another year waiting. Oh boy!..|
|They sent a mail to my internet provider be wary of game of thrones now|
|TheGreatGigInTheSky, that could happen with any torrent public torrent. You jumped on one that was popular and a law firm was seeding it to capture all the IP they connected to. They do it all the time and it's no just one is many law firms doing with it a 100's of virtual workstations on 1000's of torrents. That's why you use a VPN, that doesn't do logging.|
|my isp is very good about basacally just sending a warning eamil that they recevied a email from a 3rd party , but they wouldnt do anything unlesss directed by a court or judge, so i just never respond to the emails they send , i think ive had like maybe 6 or 7 in a few years, only went as far as my ISP basacially sending me a warning or heads up about it.|
|Like greymongel, I just get an e-mail alert from my ISP. A few years back I did get a warning to secure my WiFi access and was told not only what file was downloaded but also what the destination drive and directory was. That surprised the shit out of me. I called up my ISP and had to speak with them before they reactivated my service. They basicly said that the uploading of files is what will get you in trouble. Makes sense, since all of our DVRs already download. Its the uploading that they nab you on if you don't secure/anonomize your IP. That proves that you have made a copy of the material and are distributing it. I now take several measures to guard my IP. Force encryption on your browser is a good first step. Look up Torrent Freak to familiarize yourselves with precautions.|
|posted by (2015-04-24 00:37:43)|
|I stop getting email after using peerblock . just saying|
|posted by (2015-04-24 03:08:26)|
|VPN stopped all my emails. Best choice I ever made|
|Lol at people who downloaded them.|
Not only were they poor quality but now they have to wait over a month for the next episode then go back to week by week hahaha
I accidentally downloaded the first episode as I didn't realise it was a crap screener, watched 5mins of it then deleted it and went and downloaded the verified hdtv copy.
It's wise to note that simulcast is on paid services in most countries, like foxtel and pay tv etc.
It's not just available to everybody everywhere at a reasonable price. I am not going to pay extortionate prices a month for a service that I only watch a handful of programmes on.
I was going to join Netflix Australia straight away when it was released a month ago but the current Australian network is poor to say the least, can barely stream 480p of a night time let alone trying to stream hdtv.
|posted by (2015-04-24 18:47:34)|
|8% from India , really shocked . . ( Another Indian talking )|
|go on and upload the rest of them lol||
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