Yikes, HBO is not happy!
Prior to the premiere of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” Season 5, a couple of the fantasy drama TV series’ episodes were leaked. From what we know, as many as 4 episodes were illegally released into the hungry mouths of the interwebs.
But HBO isn’t about to take it sitting down.
According to reports, the TV network is now tracking down the people who watched those leaked “Game of Thrones” Season 5 episodes. Though no serious legal action is being taken at the moment, the company is said to have sent “thousands of warnings” to those with Internet connections that shared the shows.
Through anti-piracy partner IP-Echelon, HBO is reportedly telling providers to “contact the subscriber” and “take appropriate action”. The company told HuffPost that the anti-piracy efforts it’s implementing are “standard operating procedure”.
Reddit users have seemingly posted examples of what they received:
Just got the following in an email from my ISP Bell Canada. Someone in the apartment downloaded it.
————- Infringement Details ———————————-
Title: Game of Thrones Timestamp: 2015-04-12-ANONYMIZED
IP Address: mine
Type: BitTorrent Torrent Hash: 008b8e8633010064ddbd78609002e5895a18ca64
Filename: Game of Thrones S05E01 WEBRip XviD-FUM[ettv]
Filesize: 424 MB –
“Game of Thrones” airs on HBO Asia simultaneously as the US every Monday at 9am with primetime encores from 9pm the same day on HBO / HBO HD (Astro Ch 411 / 431).
The series is also available on HBO ON DEMAND in Malaysia.
Source: HuffPost Ent.