HBO to step up its Fight against illegal Downloaders
HBO to step up its Fight against illegal Downloaders

The United States cable television company HBO has decided to step up its battle against illegal downloaders. The company decided to take strong steps when it found that some Internet users have been taking advantage of any early leak of some episodes of television series 'Game Of Thrones' fifth season last week.

According to reports of Fairfax, the cable television company has been working with anti-piracy collaborator IP-Echelon. Through the collaborator, HBO has issued infringement notices across the world after the recent leak. As per the reports, the leak appears to have generated with a preview DVD that was sent to an approved outlet by the company.

TorrentFreak said that some notices were sent to worldwide users who accessed the first four episodes of 'Game Of Thrones' fifth season by using virtual private network (VPN) connections. Such connections are famous in countries like Australia.

As per the reports, the crackdown from the company owned by Home Box Office Inc. followed the unprecedented action taken by the US-based Dallas Buyers Club LLC against Internet service providers (ISPs) based in Australia. Now, companies like iiNet, Internode and Dodo have to provide details of more than 4,000 Australian users who illegally downloaded the movie Dallas Buyers Club, which was released in 2013.

Despite the measure of a single infringement notice, no legal action has been taken from one transgression. In addition, incentives are being put forward for Aussies users to access new episodes of 'Game Of Thrones' legally. According to Fairfax, HBO has now decided to take steps to block non-US-based viewers from accessing the company's Now service.

The 'HBO Now' lockout will leave users from Australia who want to watch 'Game Of Thrones' with only one legal option to get their medieval political fix in any kind of timely manner.

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