Each year, Australia is crowned the pirate capital of the world in response to our insatiable appetite for Game Of Thrones torrents. A recent study by Finder found a whopping 32 per cent of Aussie ‘GoT’ fans plan to pirate season 7.
We’re not sure this is such a good idea. Following the passing of anti-piracy legislation in Australia, where do you now stand on pirating the show?
With a new season of Game of Thrones less than two weeks away, Australians seems set to become the world’s most prolific pirates of the show for another year running. As we have pointed out in the past, this analysis is usually deeply flawed – but it can’t be denied that many Aussies will be accessing new episodes of the show illegally come July 17.
Over the past 12 months, anti-piracy efforts have been stepped up significantly in Australia, with rights holders and the government working in tandem to combat illegal downloaders. You can rest assured that the online activity of Game Of Thrones pirates will be monitored with keen interest – and a VPN isn’t always a fail-safe solution.
On the flip side, legally accessing Game Of Thrones is now cheaper than ever before. As we have shown, it’s possible to watch the entire series at the same time as the US for as little as $15. (Caveat: you have to give that 15 bucks to Foxtel.)
With all that in mind, what are your plans for the show this year? Will you be risking illegal streams or downloads again, or joining the straight and narrow? Let us know in the (completely anonymous) poll below: