Game Of Thrones sets a new TV piracy record, putting Davos Seaworth to shame

According to piracy-tracking firm Excipio, the fifth episode of season five was up on file-sharing sites within minutes of its 9 P.M. ET airing in the United States. The 2.2 million individual Internet addresses tracked was the count as of 10 A.M. ET the next morning, a number that has surely grown faster than a dragon in the ensuing hours. The new piracy record comes only weeks after HBO launched HBO Now, the $15 service that allows users to watch HBO without a cable subscription package. Also, the channel has ended the practice of using DVD screeners, all in the name of cutting down on piracy. – Alex McCown, The A.V. Club