bionicRodFunkier than a mohair disco ball.Premium
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Re: give me standalone HBOGO
said by PaulHikeS2:Earlier posts stated it too, but thanks . But piracy in movies and other tv shows happen, sure, and no I don't condone that either. The reason HBO continues to top these most pirated lists is the level of control they exert over their content. Movies don't generally have to wait almost a year after theatrical release to be released for rental, and some tv episodes are available on Netflix or other streaming methods very soon after they have aired. The result is lower piracy rates than, say, Game of Thrones, which gets a LOT of attention but lacks methods of legal viewing for very long periods of time. Again, piracy is bad, but if it's easier to pirate than to view legally, piracy rates are going to rise because of it. If HBO wants to curb piracy (and it has been suggested by others in this thread that piracy is less expensive than other options for HBO) they need to change their business model and ease restrictions on content. If not, that's their business, but these piracy rates shouldn't come as a surprise. said by bionicRod:
Season 3 is out on DVD? No. And if the past two years is any indication, it won't be until early 2014. Until then the only options are an HBO subscription (and all the other channels you have to buy before you can get that) and piracy. Netflix Streaming will never get GoT.
Of course it's not out yet. What, you need it today?
I guess you also have the same issue with every single movie that comes out for theatrical release. Until it comes out on DVD/streaming services (which happen around the same time), you're choices are paying to see the movie or piracy.
(edit - changed text as a later post stated that you do not condone piracy - sorry!)
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