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.
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.