New Popcorn Time Alternative Taken Offline, but for How Long?Added: Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.cc, 2015
Many streaming websites have recently emerged that mimic the features of the popular application Popcorn Time in a web browser, all due to its popularity. Of course, this was a huge trouble for the major movie studios, because Popcorn Time has become a piracy icon in a short time, offering free access to popular movies without obtaining permission. Such activity has triggered a wave of lawsuits, including the one against 3 developers filed in Canada in October.
Even remaining a major target for the rights owners, the rise of new Popcorn Time alternatives is never-ending. For example, another clone launched at Popa.cr several days ago, visually similar to the app, but with the browser version operating more like a traditional streaming website with a Popcorn Time theme. Anyway, it was enough to attract the attention of the Motion Picture Association (MPA), which was quick to send a request on behalf of major Hollywood movie studios to the site operator.
The group put the new website operator on notice, alerting him to the law under which he may be held responsible for linking to pirated video content, citing other recent cases supporting this claim. The MPA didn’t make specific threats, but demanded that the website’s operators stop offering infringing content within 24 hours.
In response, the operator of Popa.cr admitted he was worried about the email, but continued the online service nonetheless – not for long, though. Just in a few hours he changed his mind and decided that it wasn’t worth the trouble. However, instead of leaving forever, the original operator decided to sell the site, and it seems that he has already done it, because someone else brought the site back to life. But for how long this time?
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Tuesday, November 24th, 2015No comments
Most Popular Stories