Having the most active file sharers in the world, the Swedish entertainment industry continues to have illegal file sharing problems despite the range of legal options in Sweden. This Scandinavian nation is where the most resilient BitTorrent site, The Pirate Bay, originated.
Forget torrent sites, Sidereel, or Popcorn Time. On April 12, the 5th season of Game of Thrones premiered on Cable TV – and on Periscope, a Twitter-owned live streaming app that has further alarmed HBO after being hit with record-breaking piracy rates and an unprecedented leak .
The return of the HBO favorite Game of Thrones sparked record breaking internet piracy numbers when episodes from seasons 1-4 were illegally downloaded 7 million times in the last 3 months. But that didn’t faze HBO; the channel has been known to be indifferent with internet piracy. In the words of CEO Jeff Bewkes: