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'Game of Thrones' Piracy of show increases ahead of season 5

Game of Thrones returns on Sunday, April 12, and its anticipated return has already spiked a surge in Internet piracy. Check out top countries that indulge in illegal download of 'Game of Thrones'.

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Last year, HBO's hit TV series 'Game of Thrones' was listed by Torrent Freak as the most pirated show of the year.

A new research from Irdeto shows that in anticipation of the show which returns on Sunday, April 12, worldwide illegal downloads of the show increased by 45 per cent from 2014.

According to the report from Irdeto, the show has been illegally downloaded 7 million times in a three month period this year.

In second position was AMC's The Walking Dead, with 5.7 million downloads, and in third was Breaking Bad (3.8 million).

Brazil topped the Game of Thrones piracy board, with 935,990 downloads, followed by France and the US.

Don't we all love to watch zombies, sword fights and dragons?

'Game of Thrones' returns Sunday, April 12, 2015.

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