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GoT Finale Breaks Record

Interesting stuff. Fascinating to think that they think they can somehow stem the flow of illegal downloads...


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-17-13, 02:49 PM
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seems a little pointless to illegally download a TV show that's on TV, couldnt people just watch it on tv ?silly people

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I download because I work nights and it means I can watch them at work ;) Without adverts.
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If HBO offered online without a cable contract I would pay them. Their current setup pretty much demands piracy.

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I download because I work nights and it means I can watch them at work ;) Without adverts.
This,

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If HBO offered online without a cable contract I would pay them. Their current setup pretty much demands piracy.
and this.

Good show, heavy last two episodes. The fact that it's heavily downloaded is no surprise to me at all. The dude in charge has it right:

programming president, Michael Lombardo, once said, "It is a compliment of sorts. something that comes along with having a wildly successful show on a subscription network."

As an artist these days you just have to let it go that there are people are going to get your work for free. It can piss you off and you can spend your energy being mad about it, or you can accept that they're willing to find your stuff by the means they know best. It is still a compliment to your work that it's sought after in any way, legal or not. It will eventually work to your favour, as the name is out and people are talking about it.

Unfortunately Canada got rid of the penny and now my two cents rounds down to zero, so...take it for what you will.

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HBO have really got nobody to blame but themselves, their business model is nigh on forcing people to illegally acquire the content and they seem completely unwilling to try and engage with fans to change this. Its not that people prefer to break the law its that it is in many places the only way to see said content in a timely fashion.

The entertainment industry really needs to shift their thinking and their business model, the world has moved on since the 80s/90s.
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seems a little pointless to illegally download a TV show that's on TV, couldnt people just watch it on tv ?silly people
My parents don't have Sky Atlantic, so I download the episodes for them. Then they get the DvDs when they are released. So yes it's it's not pointless to illegally download something on TV.

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