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Fresh Game of Thrones instance appears in the wild

por Hilton Logue (2019-07-27)

What is going to happen in episode 4? It turns out that many people already know the answer. Earlier today, the fourth episode of the seventh season of Game of Thrones leaked online. You might think that it’s related to HBO’s recent hack - although it’s not.

When HBO received hacked, the hackers advertised that they managed to acquire the piece of software of this week’s Game of Thrones episode. But no one mentioned anything about the event itself.

According to Gizmodo, a Reddit user distributed the episode using Google Drive. The post continues to be taken down since then. But showing is caring, so nowadays there are dozens of BitTorrent files with this episode in the untamed.

The file itself is actually a low quality video, but it appears to be an unaired episode of Game of Thrones certainly. There’s one thing that shows that this video isn’t via this week’s hack. It is watermarked with Superstar India’s logo.

Star India is one of HBO’s foreign distribution partners. Some staff receive Game of Thrones episodes a bit early in order to air it at the same time as HBO. This file for example wasn’t meant to be shared or perhaps aired as it features a watermark.

Today’s hack illustrates so why you get these ugly watermarks when you’re watching a movie on a plane. Film production companies don’t need their beautiful creations over a BitTorrent website. This way, content material owners can directly trace back the source of the flow.

Both HBO and Celebrity India told The Verge that the leak was via Star India. HBO will likely be just fine. You just don’t wish to be handling the relationship with HBO for sbo360 Star India now.

And watermarks are definitely here to stay. Even music composer Hans Zimmer got an early duplicate of Dunkirk with a enormous "HZ" watermark - that is how freaked out film studios are.