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This article was published on April 15, 2015

HBO is wasting its time sending Game of Thrones takedown notices to Periscope

HBO is wasting its time sending Game of Thrones takedown notices to Periscope
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Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

The BBC reports:

Games of Thrones broadcaster HBO has sent “take down” notices to Periscope, the live-streaming video app owned by Twitter, after users of the app broadcast episodes of the hit show on Sunday night.

HBO is wasting its time sending takedown notices to Twitter over users live streaming episodes of the show. Videos on the service only stay up for 24 hours after they’ve been recorded and the quality is so bad that it’s still torrent sites that are company’s biggest problem.

The ones who really need to be worried are broadcasters clutching the rights to sports matches and other live events.

Feature image: Helen Sloan/HBO 

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