Four People Arrested And Charged In India For Game Of Thrones Priracy

According to a report, four people were arrested and charged in India in connection with the theft of a Season 7 Game of Thrones episode.

Game Of Thrones is the juggernaut among all the TV series and the popularity of this show has got it into trouble with hackers. Recently, an episode of Game Of Thornes was leaked days ahead of its official airing date and according to a report, the alleged leakers have been arrested.

According to a report from Variety, four people were arrested in India in connection with the theft of a Season 7 Game of Thrones episode. Local authorities have arrested and charged these four alleged hackers with criminal breach of trust and computer-related offenses.

According to the report, all four of them are former employees of Prime Focus who had access to Game Of Thrones episodes. The report suggests that links for the leaked Game Of Thrones episode started to show up Reddit on August 4. While the post was removed shortly after but, the episode was ripped in low quality and began circulating on the internet.

According to Star India, this is the first leak in the history of the company and believes in intellectual property rights.

We are deeply grateful to the police for their swift and prompt action. We believe that valuable intellectual property is a critical part of the development of the creative industry and strict enforcement of the law is essential to protecting it

The leaked episode showed up shortly after reports that HBO has been hacked but, according to the report, it is completely separate from the episode leak that happened a couple of weeks ago.

Game Of Thrones is a popular series based on fantasy book series titled “A Song Of Ice And Fire” written by George R. R. Martin. The series follows powerful families trying to take control of the fictional land of Seven Kingdoms and claim the Iron Throne for themselves.

Source: Variety

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