Subscription channel HBO, commissioners of the global hit TV series GAME OF THRONES, have warned that international viewers will have their HBO Now accounts suspended.
HBO’s catch up and on-demand service HBO Now is only available in the US, but region-unlocking and VPN software have allowed worldwide tech-savvy users access.
TorrentFreak reports that HBO has contacted users in Canada, Australia and Europe with the proviso that unless they can provide evidence that they are legal and legitimate subscribers then their accounts will be frozen. The deadline was yesterday and any persons contacted by HBO that hadn’t responded will probably now be looking at a blank screen.
This situation isn’t just limited to HBO though, as Netflix is also striking back against what it calls “geo-piracy.” Additionally, HBO is hoping to target those that illegally download GAME OF THRONES by demanding that internet service providers send them warning letters.
Now this surely won’t apply to law-abiding STARBURST readers, will it? After all, it’s a well-known fact that readers of the world’s best and longest running magazine of cult entertainment are above reproach.
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