Below is a statement from Star India Private Limited and Novi Digital Entertainment Pvt Ltd regarding the recent leak of a “Game of Thrones” episode:
Star India Private Limited and Novi Digital Entertainment Private Limited gave a complaint to the office of Special IGP (Cyber), Government of Maharashtra, informing that an episode (season 7, episode 4) of “Game of Thrones,” which was scheduled to be aired for viewing in USA and India on August 7, 2017 at 0730 hours (local time) was leaked and made available for viewing on the internet.
We have just learnt from law enforcement agencies about the significant progress made by them into the investigation of the breach of episode 4 of “Game of Thrones” Season 7, including the arrest of 4 individuals associated with our technology vendor, Prime Focus Technologies. We are extremely delighted with the speed and rigour with which the Office of the Special Inspector General of Police Mr. Brijesh Singh (Cyber), Government of Maharashtra and office of DCP Cyber Cell, Mumbai have moved on this investigation.
This is the first time in the history of Star India that an incident of this nature has occurred. We are deeply grateful to the police for their swift and prompt action. We believe that valuable intellectual property is a critical part of the development of the creative industry and strict enforcement of the law is essential to protecting it.
We at Star India & Novi Digital Entertainment Private Limited stand committed & ready to help the law enforcement agencies with any technical assistance and help they may require in taking the investigation to its logical conclusion.