So, did I download the entire new season 5 of Game of Thrones and use that as an excuse to post a pic of a lovely topless girl, namely Daenerys Targaryen? No on both accounts. I’ll watch this show on TV. However, the boss of HBO likes piratism and thinks it benefits the show. Just read this:
“…in response to a question about whether the network kinda-sorta regards the extensive theft of HBO’s flagship show, Game of Thrones, as a compliment, Bewkes said, “I have to admit it, I think you’re right.” The much-discussed fantasy series is HBO’s most popular, and “if you go to people who are watching it without subs, it’s a tremendous word-of-mouth thing,” the exec told investors. “We’ve been dealing with this for 20, 30 years—people sharing subs, running wires down the backs of apartment buildings. Our experience is that it leads to more paying subs. I think you’re right that Game of Thrones is the most pirated show in the world,” he said. “That’s better than an Emmy.”
Read the full article here. It’s from 2013 but nothing has changed since then.