Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Season 7 of HBO's 'Game of Thrones' has been pirated over a billion times

Season 7 of HBO's 'Game of Thrones' has been pirated over a billion times

That's not quite as bad as it sounds. It's not a billion people, but 140 million people times 7 episodes. But that's still a boatload, because only about 32 million people (on average) watched each episode legally.

"And if you think torrent sites like The Pirate Bay are to blame, think again. Only 9 percent of the pirated views came from torrents. 85 percent came from illegal streams. Rounding out the piracy trifecta, direct downloads accounted for some 6 percent of illegal views."

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