Well guys, we have some bad news, HBO has sent warning emails to internet users who downloaded and shared the newly released Game of Thrones episodes.
TorrentFreak reported that HBO will start taking down notices of account holders associated with infringing IP addresses, through its anti-piracy partner IP-Echelon, instructed Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
Here’s what HBO requested ISPs to do:
1. Contact the subscriber who has engaged in the conduct described above and take steps to prevent the subscriber from further downloading or uploading HBO content without authorization.
In addition, ISPs may want to take additional measures such as disconnecting the accounts of repeat infringers.
2. Take appropriate action against the account holder under your Abuse Policy/Terms of Service Agreement.
Gizmodo Australia reports HBO also sent emails to Australian VPN (geo-blocking software) users, informing them of a breach of service. Here’s part of the email:
“It has come to our attention that you may have signed up for and viewed video content on the HBO NOW streaming service from outside of the authorised service area (the United States, including D.C. and certain US territories),” it says.