Game of Thrones director has second take at piracy

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Nic Healey can usually be found on a couch muttering about aspect ratios and 7.1 channel sound - which is helpful given that he's the home entertainment guy at CNET.

David Petrarca wants people to know that he's "completely and utterly against" illegally downloading his show.

Tywin Lannister is equally unimpressed with your piracy.
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Suggesting that the media had taken some of his comments at the Perth Writers Festival "out of context", Game of Thrones director clarified his early statement that he wasn't worried by piracy.

"I am 100 per cent completely and utterly against people illegally downloading anything," he said, according to AAP.

Apparently, Petrarca was merely commenting on how the downloads showed that Game of Thrones was in high demand, especially in areas where it wasn't available or only shown well after the US airing dates.

He did say one thing that echoes the comments of many Australian's: he hopes that in the near future, people will be able to legally purchase programs in a timely fashion, no matter where they are in the world.

"It is my hope that technology will find a way to take care of the piracy issue," he said. "Nobody wins by illegally downloading content."

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GarinM posted a comment   
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I felt like I was 'forced' to download season 2 because it was not yet available on iTunes, or anywhere else, legally. They need to get it out there so we can buy quickly - such as was the case with American Horror Story Season 2 - a couple of weeks delay is OK. Money is Money HBO - why cut yourselves off at the knees just because you think you can force people into getting HBO on cable. Old thinking, old model, dead business. We want this type of content and are actually happy to pay for it. It doesn't do anyone any good to have willing customers forced to pirate such sought after content.

 

StolenIdentity posted a comment   
Australia

Take back that medal now




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