[QUOTE=DrageMester;2670265]Game of Thrones Season 2 aired from April to June in the US, and over here in Scandinavia it will not air until 2013 and it’s still not available to buy in the shops… so no wonder people can’t wait and are downloading pirated copies of it.
When it’s released here on DVD/Blu-ray in March it will probably cost twice what you can buy Season 1 for now, which gives even more people a reason to pirate instead of buying.
The content creators are not making it easy or attractive to be an honest consumer.[/QUOTE]
That’s because the US has the best retail pricing in the world and when you compare the prices to the US it looks very expensive. In other countries, one distributor often holds the rights to sell a brand name product or tv show etc and can set a very high price for the consumers of that country. It’s called a distribution monopoly. In Australia, large numbers of people are buying products direct from the US or UK so they can bypass the local greedy distributors. It also helps that the Australian currency is very strong against the other currencies of the world right now.