HBO Basically Tells Us To Continue Pirating 'Game Of Thrones' | The Daily Feed | Minyanville.com (click for full article) "To state a really, really obvious fact, TV is changing. To be a little bit more obvious, it's the Internet's fault. Thanks to streaming services like Netflix (NFLX) and Hulu, as well the Apple TV (AAPL) (maybe, possibly becoming an actual HDTV set soon) and Google TV (GOOG), traditional cable companies are facing more competition than ever for viewer eyeballs. Still, the economics of television are still pretty appealing for at least one major online media presence. Yesterday, the New York Times Media Decoder blog reported that HBO had responded on Twitter to an online campaign pushing for Web-only HBO memberships. The takeaway? Web-exclusive memberships aren't happening, at least not for now. This week, Jake Caputo started a web page titled "Take My Money, HBO!" that called on HBO to provide an option to subscribe only to its HBO GO feature and asked visitors to name how much they would pay for such a service. The page points out that many Internet users already pirate HBO programs -- a fact also pointed out in this very "The Times is On It" article late last month -- and so the premium cable company might as well charge them."