Four Suspects have been arrested in Mumbai India for allegedly leaking Game Of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 , which a few weeks ago made headlines all over the world.
Earlier this month news broke of the episode being made widely available to streaming sites all around the globe. The leak seemed to stem from Star India who is HBO’s TV distribution partner in the country. For those of you who may have seen the leaked episode , you can clearly see the water mark of Star India in the bottom right hand corner. One out to think that this oversight from the leakers would have made it extremely easy for them to be traced back , and that is exactly what has happened.
The individuals charged with the crime apparently seem to work for a certain Prime Focus Technologies which happens to be a outside data management company which is used by Star India.
The four as of yet unnamed individuals have been charged under the criminal breach of trust and computer-related offenses. Star India also commented on the situation here is what they had to say about the leak.
“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 episode which was widely made available on Reddit and streaming sites was of a really low quality, yet it was watched by almost all GOT fans who couldn’t wait to get their hands on the latest episode .
Here is a very important lesson for all of us , crime no matter how small does not pay. In the case of the Game Of Thrones episode leakers it was just a matter of time before they were caught as the watermark really narrowed down the investigators options.
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