And here's their acceptance speech, "I'd like to thank the cable companies for keeping a strangle hold on paid channels, the internet, and especially HBO for letting us show so much crazy sh*t."
Winter Is ComingWhen Game of Thrones director David Petrarca made a brief statement in support of online piracy at Perth's Writing Festival over the weekend, he probably wasn't expecting it to get him in trouble with his bosses. While we're not sure he did directly, HBO felt the need to issue a statement and after that, Petrarca was quick to retract his own.
Piracy is something that the television and film industry have to deal with on a regular basis. This is especially true for cable programs that are locked behind subscriptions and those shows that still delay television broadcasts across regions. Shows that do both and aren't available through traditional streaming channels? Well, those shows are going to hit the hardest by piracy. Game of Thrones, for example, has seen extensive piracy thanks to HBO's draconian policies. Director David Petrarca doesn't seem to think this has been an overall bad thing.
Game of Thrones Director Says Piracy Is Ok While The Copyright Alert System Is Warning Consumers Against It
You know nothing Jon SnowIt didn't really surprise anyone to find out HBO's Game of Thrones was the most pirated show of 2012. After all, HBO is a paid subscription service and many people don't like their limited expensive options in a world immediate entertainment. But I suppose it doesn't help the cause when one of the people working the show, a director to be more specific, publicly says he doesn't mind when people pirate his show. And it just so happens that The Copyright Alert System is about to start sending us all notices to stop the illegal downloads. Great timing, dude.