HBO sent takedown notices yesterday to Periscope, a live-streaming app owned by Twitter, after its users reportedly shared streams of the blockbuster beginning of Game of Thrones’ fifth season on Sunday.
The TV network disclosed its actions in a statement provided to The Hollywood Reporter, which also included a not-so-subtle dig suggesting that Periscope ought to do some automatic filtering, à la YouTube.
“We are aware of Periscope and have sent takedown notices,” an HBO spokeswoman told THR. “In general, we feel developers should have tools which proactively prevent mass copyright infringement from occurring on their apps and not be solely reliant upon notifications.”
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