First four episodes of 'Game of Thrones' season 5 leaked online
The torrents on popular sites Kickass and Torrentz have amassed almost 50,000 downloads within two hours after they went online on Sunday afternoon.
The fifth season was not due to premiere until Sunday night in the US, and Monday on Foxtel in Australia, but many could not wait to get their hands on the latest episodes, with one torrenter describing it as "Christmas come early", despite the videos apparent lower-quality standard definition.
The leaks appear to have come from a screener released under strict conditions for review or translation purposes.
Game of Thrones is the most pirated show in the world. Within 12 hours of the season four finale screening last year roughly 1.5 million internet users downloaded it illicitly, according to internet tracking site TorrentFreak, making it the most pirated show in history.
The main sources of those downloads were Australia, the UK, the US and Canada.
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