A downloading storm of mythical proportions

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Game of Thrones: the HBO fantasy show has been dogged by downloading

The leaking last week of episodes of Game of Thrones has highlighted the issue of illegal downloads.

‘It’s thievery and robbery not seen since we had pirates on the high seas.” That’s is how Larry Bass, managing director of TV production company Screentime ShinAwiL, describes the current flood of illegal downloads of TV content.

Bass was speaking after four episodes of the eagerly anticipated season five of fantasy show Game of Thrones were leaked online 24 hours before the first episode of the season was due to premiere. The episodes...

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