From www.TVSquad.com today
Heroes tops the list of most pirated TV shows of 2007
Posted Jan 3rd 2008 8:22AM by Richard Keller
Filed under: Industry, PVR Wire, Video, Web, Heroes
With 2.5 million downloads, Heroes is the most pirated TV show for 2007And here I thought it was According to Jim. Who knew? Maybe this year.
Until then, NBC’s Heroes is the number one most pirated TV show of 2007, according to a list compiled on TorrentFreak. Nearly 2.5 million illegal downloads were made of the super-hero program, with the BBC program Top Gear coming in second at about 1.2 million. Others on the list are Battlestar Galactica (706,000), 24 (524,000) and Scrubs (tenth on the list at 427,000 downloads).
Here’s my question concerning all of this…why is this still illegal?
Granted, the actual download count may be inflated because many shows have multiple torrents, but 2.5 million is still a pretty high number when it comes to the Internet. In addition, according to the TorrentFreak post, the networks and others are allegedly using the BitTorrent sites to promote their shows. So, if this is being done secretly by the people who are saying that it’s piracy is it still piracy? Man, no wonder the Writers are so pissed at all of this. It’s confusing as hell!