HBO Going After 'Game of Thrones' Pirates With Nerf Guns

April 22, 2015 1:12 PM

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In the wake of the unprecedented leak of four Game of Thrones episodes ahead of the fifth season premiere two weeks ago, which have been downloaded millions of times since, some who shared the files are about to face the music.

HBO has a complicated relationship with piracy, from people rigging cables from their neighbor’s hook-ups decades ago, to torrenting and file-sharing today. Recently, HBO seems to have taken the position that being a hugely pirated network is a point of pride, and actually “better than an Emmy” for ...

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