After reviewing TrekBBS FAQ I wanted to start a formal discussion of how piracy will affect the TV series before it even is released. This is a thread about the implications and not advocating any illegal activity. Piracy is a real thing and will continue. Look at HBO and Game of Thrones especially before HBO Go. Recently I saw an article4K content ripped by pirates from Netflix and Amazon is flooding torrent sites and thought of the implications for CBSAA in USA as well as the International release of the new Trek series. First CBS network in USA will preview the premiere. This means it will most likely be before the rest of International markets. How many subscriptions will be lost due to piracy? If Netflix' files have been pirated will CBSAA's files of the show also fall to this since both services are streaming-only not downloaded files with DRM (digital rights management)? Will a website like TorrentFreak cover the next Trek series in January 2017? TF posted this week Will Trek be in the top 3 in 2017? CBS is well aware of the piracy and CBSAA hasn't had an exclusive show yet nor the subscriber base and The Big Bang Theory is not available anywhere but CBS Network and CBSAA. If Trek is one of the top pirated show how will CBS distribute it for season 2 to try to reduce this? Will CBS release subscriber numbers in Q1 and Q2 of 2017 to show growth and also some granular figures for the Trek series watchings on CBSAA? Mods if this thread is not allowed please write the specific reason and lock the thread rather than delete it.