HBO’s international streaming services HBO Nordic and HBO España accidentally published next week’s episode of Game of Thrones yesterday , and right now the ep is quite easily reached by googling “Game of Thrones season 7 ep 6,” which Google will even autocomplete for you.
The leaked episode is also the second search result for “Game of Thrones” on popular torrent site The Pirate Bay. As reported by Gothamist, the /r/FreeFolk subreddit has several links to the leaked episode.
Streaming or downloading TV episodes you didn’t pay for is, of course, against U.S. law. It’s also illegal for a subscriber to rip an episode and share it to non-subscribers.
In the U.S., it’s legal for an HBO subscriber to download the streaming episode for their personal use, unless they bypass any DRM technology . HBO Now’s terms of service sound ambiguous about whether downloading a personal copy is against the rules; we’re currently seeking a legal opinion and a comment from HBO.
UK paper The Independent has already recapped the leaked episode, and some Game of Thrones discussion boards are already discussing the ep like any other. So watch out for spoilers.
Update 6:14 PM EDT: Sister site Deadspin has a recap of next week’s episode .