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Heads are gonna roll: 1st 4 Game of Thrones season 5 episodes leaked online

04.13.2015

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While last night saw the return of Game of Thrones on HBO (you can check out our review here), on Saturday, the first four episodes of the fifth season appeared on various torrent sites. Great, so now I have to deal with episode one spoilers on Facebook, plus episodes two through four? It's been rumored there will be more episodes leaked, however they haven't landed online yet.

The leaked episodes are reportedly from review copies, and they were downloaded more than 100,000 times within the first three hours after they surfaced online. HBO confirmed the leaks to Mashable, and the network has released a statement about the matter.

Sadly, it seems the leaked four episodes of the upcoming season of Game of Thrones originated from within a group approved by HBO to receive them. We're actively assessing how this breach occurred.

I've always been against downloading leaked stuff or shaky cam torrents, not only because it's illegal, but because I would rather just wait for something than watch a lesser video quality version. Game of Thrones was 2014's most pirated TV show, and the series will likely also take that crown this year as well.

The next episode of Game of Thrones ("The House of Black and White") will air on HBO on April 19.

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Source: Mashable

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2:45AM on 04/14/2015
Its their own fault if they gave out discs or even digital copies to ANYONE. There is no way that you can keep it from going online if you give out copies. The temptation is just to great, or some execs kid is going to copy the disc. HBO has no one to blame but themselves. Will I download them, nope, not until after they air, and yes I do have HBO. I don't want to watch some crappy version of the greatest show on TV I can wait a week.
Its their own fault if they gave out discs or even digital copies to ANYONE. There is no way that you can keep it from going online if you give out copies. The temptation is just to great, or some execs kid is going to copy the disc. HBO has no one to blame but themselves. Will I download them, nope, not until after they air, and yes I do have HBO. I don't want to watch some crappy version of the greatest show on TV I can wait a week.
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3:07PM on 04/13/2015
Its not just the first four episodes. The entire season is online.
Its not just the first four episodes. The entire season is online.
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3:04PM on 04/13/2015

BAN UrbanLenny!

despicable prick that he is
despicable prick that he is
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3:48PM on 04/13/2015
thank you for erasing him
thank you for erasing him
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9:41AM on 04/13/2015
Not sure what dodgy sites my nephew visits to watch all the shows as they're released in the US...but as I tell him, I prefer to wait until we get them officially in the UK...coz I've become addicted to having the subtitles on when watching my shows - its amazing how much stuff I'd have missed if not for subtitles! Only downside is...I have to wait several weeks before I can read a review on this site...and can't leave a comment as it's no longer current :o(
Not sure what dodgy sites my nephew visits to watch all the shows as they're released in the US...but as I tell him, I prefer to wait until we get them officially in the UK...coz I've become addicted to having the subtitles on when watching my shows - its amazing how much stuff I'd have missed if not for subtitles! Only downside is...I have to wait several weeks before I can read a review on this site...and can't leave a comment as it's no longer current :o(
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9:33AM on 04/13/2015

hottie news

enough already. The site is becoming unbearable.
enough already. The site is becoming unbearable.
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10:30AM on 04/13/2015
Amen to that! I seriously thought I'd accidentally stumbled upon a porn site or something. This used to be a "respectable" filmsite (and I don't mind a hottie report here and there) but it's hard to find any movie news amongst all the hotiie news these days.
Amen to that! I seriously thought I'd accidentally stumbled upon a porn site or something. This used to be a "respectable" filmsite (and I don't mind a hottie report here and there) but it's hard to find any movie news amongst all the hotiie news these days.
12:22PM on 04/13/2015
Just use the filter to block out the hottie news from your feed.
Just use the filter to block out the hottie news from your feed.
12:44PM on 04/13/2015
Thanks dude! didn't even know you could do that.
Thanks dude! didn't even know you could do that.
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9:25AM on 04/13/2015

This is actually sad.....

I don't support HBO because of some of the shows they choose to put on the air, but GoT is one of the best shows to be on any medium in the last decade. It sucks that they produce an expensive, theater-level experience for home, only to have it pirated for free. At a minimum, people could wait until it's actually released to download it.

HBO should offer you the ability to do digital downloading for specific shows at $1 an episode or something. It would be way more profitable than what
I don't support HBO because of some of the shows they choose to put on the air, but GoT is one of the best shows to be on any medium in the last decade. It sucks that they produce an expensive, theater-level experience for home, only to have it pirated for free. At a minimum, people could wait until it's actually released to download it.

HBO should offer you the ability to do digital downloading for specific shows at $1 an episode or something. It would be way more profitable than what they're doing now.
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9:23AM on 04/13/2015

Let them heads roll.....

What they should be doing is sticking a hidden image, code, number, glitch or whatever that is specifically designed to identify each individual disc that is released to anyone before it's aired. So if a specific glitch appears at the exact mark, say the 6m 32s, on the pirated version on episode 1 then they will know that disc "X" they sent to person "Y" is the one that's released. If the glitch/code/whatever appears at 33m 42s then they know that disc "P" sent to person "K" is the disc that's
What they should be doing is sticking a hidden image, code, number, glitch or whatever that is specifically designed to identify each individual disc that is released to anyone before it's aired. So if a specific glitch appears at the exact mark, say the 6m 32s, on the pirated version on episode 1 then they will know that disc "X" they sent to person "Y" is the one that's released. If the glitch/code/whatever appears at 33m 42s then they know that disc "P" sent to person "K" is the disc that's been uploaded. It's a bit naive on their part to trust anyone they release the show to early so they need to trust no one and when they do catch the dickhead releasing these online they need to smack them down so hard that anyone else is scared to even think about attempting something similar ever again.
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8:16AM on 04/13/2015
"within a group approved by HBO" - that's a big clue.
"within a group approved by HBO" - that's a big clue.
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