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Game of Thrones S7 has been pirated over 1 billion times

S7 of Game of Thrones has been pirated over 1 BILLION times
By: Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Sep 7, 2017 2:35 am

Game of Thrones' latest season has just wrapped up, with one piracy monitoring company stating the S7 of Game of Thrones was pirated over one billion times.

 

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Andy Chatterly, CEO and co-founder of Muso, recently spoke with Torrent Freak where he said: "It's no secret that HBO has been plagued by security breaches throughout the latest season, which has seen some episodes leak before broadcast and added to unlicensed activity".

 

He added: "In addition to the scale of piracy when it comes to popular shows, these numbers demonstrate that unlicensed streaming can be a far more significant type of piracy than torrent downloads".

 

Most people are quick to blame torrent websites like The Pirate Bay, but only 9% of pirated views are from torrents. Another 84.7% comes from illegal streams, 5.6% from direct downloads, and 0.6% from pirate torrents. So the next time someone says "torrenting makes everything expensive", think again - it's the streamers, not torrent sites.

 

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NEWS SOURCES:Thenextweb.com

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