Game of Thrones season finale sets new piracy record

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The Game of Thrones season finale that aired this week has set a new record for illegal sharing and downloads.

Everyone remember the devastating conclusion to Game of Thrones season three that set all the records for highest number of downloads in under a day? Well that record has just been broken by the Game of Thrones season four finale.

According to TorrentFreak: "The season finale of Game of Thrones has set a brand new piracy record, with a quarter million people sharing a single file at the same time.

"During the first 12 hours roughly 1.5 million file-sharers downloaded a pirated copy of the popular show, a number that will swell to over 7.5 million during the days to come."

Season four has been the most watched season ever of Game of Thrones and thus it was expected that all of its own records would once again be broken.

Stats recovered by TorrentFreak show that 1.5 million pirates illegally downloaded the hit show in the first 12 hours, which translates to 2,000 terabytes of data being transferred in half a day.

If the number grows to more than the expected 7.5 million then Game of Thrones will be crowned the most pirated show of the year for the second year in succession.

TorrentFreak say that the most popular locations for Game of Thrones pirates are Australia, United States, United Kingdom and Canada.