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HBO - Game of Thrones

HBO - Game of Thrones Piracy

Game of Thrones is incredibly popular, both with HBO subscribers and internet pirates alike. We believe HBO may be forced to finally sue people involved in the widespread, but illegal,  internet file-sharing of the show.

In 2014 and 2015, HBO reportedly made statements to the effect it was flattered with so many people illegally downloading its Game of Thrones works using BitTorrent.


See for example, this Forbes article:

Forbes April 2014
'Game of Thrones' Sets Piracy World Record, But Does HBO Care?


In 2016, however, HBO is beginning to take action to take down internet links to infringing copies as reported in the following media:

Business Insider, May 2016

HBO is aggressively ramping up its war on people who illegally download 'Game of Thrones'

TorrentFreak, May 2016
HBO Warns Game of Thrones Pirates, Removes TorrentsShould HBO (Home Box Office) in fact begin to sue people involved in the BitTorrent file-sharing of its works, Antonelli Law will be ready.

Our coast to coast experience in federal courts defending those accused of copyright infringement through BitTorrent file-sharing and widespread local counsel will be able to help thousands of accused Game of Thrones downloaders.

If you receive a letter from Comcast or other Internet Service Provider (ISP) and a subpoena from Home Box Office (HBO),
call us at 312-201-8310 or click here to Talk to a Lawyer For Free. 

We will explain what a motion to quash the subpoena is about. If you are the account holder for your internet account, your name is linked to an IP address which can be seen and tracked on the internet.

The best thing to do is to talk with an experienced lawyer.

Learn about what the notice means. Do you want to quickly and anonymously make this go away by resolving the lawsuit by settling? Or do you want to prepare to fight the lawsuit? Should you file a motion to quash the subpoena? Ask us every question that concerns you.

This is what clients say Antonelli Law is very good at:


Reducing your anxiety about the problem Giving clear information to help you decide what to do Responsive and accessible via phone and email Tenacious and effective lawyers in lawsuit litigation



Call us today for a free consultation at 312-201-8310 or click here to contact us and we will respond within an hour during office hours or the very next morning if not. Don’t panic. Learn the facts and speak for free, confidentially, with our experienced attorneys.



Antonelli Law's Nationwide Experience With BitTorrent Copyright Lawsuits


At Antonelli Law we have been defending people targeted in BitTorrent copyright infringement lawsuits for a long time and have helped over 1,500 clients nationwide. Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli has more than 15 years litigation experience and is admitted to the trial bar of the Northern District of Illinois federal court and our local counsel from the west coast to the east coast help us efficiently and effectively settle and fight lawsuits in your state



Call us at 312-201-8310 for a free initial attorney consultation or Click here for our simple contact form. An attorney will respond to you shortly.

What is the Copyright Infringement Lawsuit About?


Often, the lawsuit alleges illegal downloads of the movie using BitTorrent file-sharing software.


Usually your first notice about the lawsuit is a letter from your ISP such as AT&T, CenturyLink, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Time Warner, or Verizon and a subpoena. The letter notifies you that the ISP has been subpoenaed to release your name to the plaintiff. The letter often mentions your right to file in court a motion to quash or vacate the subpoena.


For immediate advice and a free initial consultation call Antonelli Law at 312-201-8310, fill out our simple contact page or email us with a request to call you back at a time that is convenient for you. We understand the shock you may be feeling from receiving a notice of this action, and have the experience to help you deal with this in the best way possible for you. Attorney referrals accepted.

Antonelli Law can help you nationwide if you have received an ISP letter informing you a subpoena for your identity was received, or if you are served with a summons or waiver of service.

Antonelli Law is Very Experienced Defending BT Claims

Antonelli Law has represented over 1500 clients dealing with copyright trolls and satellite piracy trolls. We have gained a great deal of insight into what works and what is a waste of your time and money. We have no desire to have you spin your wheels with legal work that does not advance your defense and only racks up lawyer fees. However, we are experienced litigators and are prepared to defend clients vigorously. Either way, we will never put our interests ahead of your own.

Hiring Antonelli Law Is No More Expensive than Hiring a Local Attorney in Your State 

Antonelli Law's numerous federal court admissions, local counsel affiliations, and the nature of federal lawsuits allow us to effectively and cost-consciously represent you in your copyright infringement defense, no matter which state you live in - and no more expensively than a local attorney. 

We are able to represent you in your federal case without being more expensive or more difficult to hire than hiring a local attorney because federal courts require attorneys to file their papers electronically, and often conduct hearings by telephone. This makes frequent trips to the courthouse unnecessary. Also, we do not charge for airline flights or flying travel charges. Clients pay only for the normal travel time to the courthouse any local attorney would charge. 

Finally, we have affiliated local counsel in a number of states who have earned our trust and can appear in court on an expedited basis when necessary. We will of course be in court personally when necessary such as non-routine hearings or a trial.

An Overview of BitTorrent Copyright Infringement

To get an overview of this type of litigation and what you might expect to experience, click here for Jeffrey Antonelli's article Torrent Wars, published by the Illinois State Bar Association's Intellectual Property section.

More Information

See our motions to quash page and give us a call to speak with an attorney about filing a motion to quash the subpoena your ISP received for your account information and name. 

See our should I settle? page if you are thinking about possibly settling and give us a call. 

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