Game of Thrones pirated a billion times

Euron Greyjoy would approve of the amount of piracy his show inspires.
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Euron Greyjoy would approve of the amount of piracy his show inspires.

The seventh season of Game of Thrones has been illegally downloaded or streamed more than one billion times.

According to a report from anti-piracy firm MUSO, the seven episodes of Game of Thrones season seven each averaged 147 million illegal views through September 3.

Within the first 72 hours of its initial broadcast, the season premiere was illegally downloaded or streamed more than 90 million times. The season finale was illegally downloaded or streamed more than 120 million times within its first 72 hours.

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When Game of Thrones returns for its final season next year, hopefully it can unite the world in simple thanks for the beauty of sex, violence and dragons.

Of the 1.03 billion total piracy instances for the season 84.66 per cent were streams, 9.12 per cent were torrents, and 5.59 per cent were downloads.

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"Game of Thrones has become one of the biggest global entertainment phenomena of today and activity across piracy networks has been totally unprecedented," said Andy Chatterley, co-founder and CEO of MUSO.

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 - AAP

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