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Popular HBO Series “Game of Thrones” continues to be the most Pirated show continuously for the Fifth Year

Frank Darabont's "The Walking Dead" is on the second position in terms of illegal downloads

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Viewers across the globe are waiting for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. Wikimedia

Los Angeles, Dec 29, 2016: “Game of Thrones” continues to be the most pirated show continuously for the fifth year. After its sixth season finale aired, the highest number of people sharing the single episode of the hit HBO series across several torrents was found to be 350,000.

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“Game of Thrones” has basically been widely pirated outside USA. Illegal downloads of the show increased to about seven million in the first quarter of 2015 which was 45% more than 2014.To combat the piracy problem, HBO also decided to make the content more widely available and it did so by making the show available on HBO Now.

According to PTI, Frank Darabont’s “The Walking Dead” is on the second position in terms of illegal downloads.

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“Westworld”, the sci-fi drama, which is based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 film of the same name stands on the third position. FOX’s drama fantasy “Lucifer” and Amazon’s “The Grand Tour” are newly launched shows which are also in the race of becoming the most pirated show.

– prepared by Shambhavi Sinha of NewsGram. Twitter:  @shambhavispeaks

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Alibaba Comes up with ‘Video Fingerprints’ to Fight Piracy

After being online for about a month, more than 7,000 businesses have signed up to participate in the project

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The logo is displayed at the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. VOA

In a bid to curb piracy, China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba has come up with ‘video fingerprints’ technology that gives each original video a unique online identity.

Short videos have become a popular form of advertisement for sellers on Alibaba’s e-commerce platforms Taobao and Tmall. But the videos are often left unpatented due to a cumbersome process, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday.

To curb this malpractice, Alibaba’s security lab has created ‘fingerprints’ for all original videos on Taobao and Tmall, said He Yuan, a senior algorithm expert at the lab.

Chinese Online Giant Alibaba. Wikimedia

The fingerprints can be used to identify the video even if it is trimmed or its images modified, he added.

Businesses participating in the project can upload their videos and have ‘fingerprints’ generated automatically. Once qualified as an original video, any other videos with high similarity will be reported to the business owner.

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After being online for about a month, more than 7,000 businesses have signed up to participate in the project, said Alibaba. (IANS)