HBO hunts down Game of Thrones pirates but some Canadians say they have no choice
HBO is hunting down Game of Thrones pirates. Its weapon: warning letters. The TV network wants to stop people from illegally downloading its hugely popular and widely pirated TV series. HBO "aggressively protects its programming," the network told CBC News in an email. But many Canadians who pirate Game of Thrones claim they haven't much choice; the fantasy drama, known for its violence, nudity and plot-twists, isn't available in Canada without a costly cable subscription.