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American diplomat begs Australians to halt Game of Thrones piracy

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America’s ambassador to Australia wants the Aussies to act more like the Lannisters and pay their debts to HBO. Australia’s reports that American ambassador Jeffrey Bleich has castigated Australians for being “some of the worst offenders with among the highest piracy rates of Game of Thrones in the world.” Bleich described the large-scale piracy of Game of Thrones as an “epic theft by online viewers around the world” and said that fans of the show had no excuse for illegally streaming it because “stealing is stealing.” HBO programing president Michael Lombardo has previously said that he sees the widespread piracy of Game of Thrones as a “compliment” that has actually helped the company sell more DVDs.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.