Game of Thrones Shocker Sets Online Piracy Record

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It's official: more people than ever before wanted an invitation to The Purple Wedding.

Illegally, that is.

On the heels of the Internet going crazy for Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 2, piracy-tracking blog TorrentFreak reports that approximately 1.5 million people tried to download the installment on Monday, with nearly 200,000 users sharing a single copy.

King Joffrey with a Sword

"These are unprecedented numbers – never before have 193,418 people shared a single file simultaneously,” the blog wrote. “The previous record was set last year, when the season finale of Game of Thrones had 171,572 people sharing on a single tracker."

On HBO itself, Sunday’s episode totaled 8 million viewers across three replays, down a bit from the Game of Thrones Season 4 premiere a week earlier.

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there wouldnt be that much illegal sharing if HBO and other networks made U.S shows available around the world most tv shows dont even air in the uk, some of my favourites dont like PLL and hart of dixie the originals aswell

@ leanne

They do but it's way too behind for me to watch it when I can easily find it online


This prove some things
No matter what the copyright fanboys do, when a person has few resource and huge need of something, then he/she is gonna pursue that thing, beside the law
Not all people can afford legal prices, so forget it copyright fanboys, forget to take from all potential users, why do u need so much money anyway?
Sharing is one of the few redeem qualities of mankind