This is the era of internet and making everything as easily accessible as possible. Game of thrones being one of the biggest shows in the world is at a constant exposure of piracy and torrents. HBO has tried everything possible to limit the piracy of Game of Thrones. A numerous thousands of copyright infringement warnings have been sent out to pirates and they have been encouraged to get HBO subscription
Another step taken by HBO is to ask Torrent sites to remove Game of Thrones torrents. The rate at which this is happening is a never before seen rate. This is happening from the beginning of this season. Numerous warnings were sent out by company’s anti piracy partner IP Echelon. These warnings were sent to ISPs, requesting them to take immediate action against all the alleged pirates.
Torrent Freak reported that these warning mails were sent out to those BitTorrent users who had shared the recent episodes of the show. The warning read, “As the owner of the IP address, HBO requests that [ISP] immediately contact the subscriber who was assigned the IP address at the date and time below with the details of this notice, and take the proper steps to prevent further downloading or sharing of unauthorized content and additional infringement notices.”
The notifications also added, “We also encourage you to inform the subscriber that HBO programming can easily be watched and streamed on many devices legally by adding HBO to the subscriber’s television package.”