game-of-thrones-free-burning-logo-401732Piracy, for the most part, has been viewed in a negative light, especially it usually implies a loss of income for at least one party. In any case you might have heard that HBO’s Game of Thrones was the most pirated TV show on the internet, despite the US ambassador pleading to stop the pirated downloads, and while that does not sound too good, the director of the show was not too concerned, with some at HBO even taking it as a compliment, and now it looks like HBO’s parent company, Time Warner, does not seem too fussed over the piracy either.

Speaking at a recent earnings call, Jeff Bewkes, the CEO of Time Warner, was asked on how he felt about the piracy of the show. Bewkes admitted that the piracy wasn’t all that bad, and he agreed that he too saw it as a compliment of sorts. In fact Bewkes went on to state that it was better than winning an Emmy and was quoted as saying, “Our experience is that it leads to more paying subs. I think you’re right that Game of Thrones is the most pirated show in the world. That’s better than an Emmy.” Now that’s saying something!

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