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HBO TO TRACK DOWN GAME OF THRONES ILLEGAL DOWNLOADS

Game of Thrones is the most pirated television show online—a fact that was underscored by the leaking of the start of the current season last week. HBO is taking steps to crack down on it, including reportedly going after people who watch pirated episodes. GoT saw its first four episodes of Season 5 leaked to illegal online torrent sites, one day ahead of the premiere of the season last Sunday. Variety reported that just hours after the episodes became accessible, they had been downloaded by up to 778,985 people worldwide, according to piracy-tracking firm Excipio.

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