[Andy for TorrentFreak](http://torrentfreak.com/the-life-and-times-of-a-tv-show-piracy-release-group-130331/):
> Today, the vast majority of Internet TV show downloaders simply fire up a general site such as The Pirate Bay or specialist outlets such as EZTV, hunt down a torrent, and then count down the minutes until it’s ready to watch. But how did that torrent begin its life and who put it there?
It’s always interested me how and why all these TV Shows are readily available on the Internet (via Torrents) in both a high quality form and in a very timely fashion — for free. Given the time, resources, security, and planning it takes to share a TV Show, it seems amazing to me that people are willing to do all that in defense of a principle and not for money.
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