Congratulations, Australia! You bunch of swashbuckling, Game Of Thrones-torrenting, content piracy lovers: thanks to the efforts of the country’s pirates, Australia is still leading the world in Game Of Thrones piracy, as the season finale sets new BitTorrent records around the world.
TorrentFreak reports that the season-three finale of Game Of Thrones set new BitTorrent download records around the world, with 170,000 people sharing the file simultaneously at one stage. It’s estimated that the finale was downloaded over a million times within the first 24 hours.
So who was downloading it? According to TorrentFreak the traffic was from the US, Canada, the UK and most of all Australia.
The bad news for HBO and US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich is that our position on the piracy leaderboard isn’t about to change, seeing as how Game Of Thrones is going to be walled into Foxtel even starting next season.
We’ve said it before: availability is the answer to piracy, and local networks seem stuck at the question mark. [TorrentFreak]