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Netflix acknowledges that Popcorn Time is 'competition' with misleading chart

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Jan 2015 12:11 User comments (5)

Netflix acknowledges that Popcorn Time is 'competition' with misleading chart During Netflix's recent quarterly shareholders report, in which the company showed huge growth in subscribers, there was a small note in which the streaming giant cited Popcorn Time, the piracy streaming service that has been called the "Netflix of Piracy" in the past.
The company, in a section entitled "Competition," Netflix says: "Piracy continues to be one of our biggest competitors. This graph of Popcorn Time's sharp rise relative to Netflix and HBO in the Netherlands, for example, is sobering." The chart, linked below, shows that Popcorn Time is trending as much as Netflix in the nation, which has 13 million residents.

Popcorn Time, for its part, has confirmed that the Netherlands loves the service, having seen 1.3 million downloads of the app since its launch.

While the trend in one small European nation may be "sobering" for Netflix, checking the Google Trends in other larger nations like the U.S. and Great Britain shows that Popcorn Time is just a blip compared to legal streaming services.



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5 user comments

122.1.2015 12:38

Yeah when it works and if you're protected by VPN (I use mine. I don't trust theirs). Like torrenting in general it'll get your ISP some of those letters you are trying to pirate movies.

Pretty much this piece of software is dangerous. If you're savvy enough to protect yourself straight up torrenting is way better in my opinion.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Jan 2015 @ 12:38

Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

222.1.2015 16:01

Originally posted by dEwMe:
Yeah when it works and if you're protected by VPN (I use mine. I don't trust theirs). Like torrenting in general it'll get your ISP some of those letters you are trying to pirate movies.

Pretty much this piece of software is dangerous. If you're savvy enough to protect yourself straight up torrenting is way better in my opinion.

This statement could not be more true!

Popcorn Time is way dangerous! It's comes stacked with two (2) standard viruses packed in the K-lite codec pack, very hard to detect without antivirus/spyware.

It can't be used with Peerblock as that will block the program's essential core to make it work.

Plus, I got DMCA violation notice from using this P.O.S. program while wife fell asleep watching one (1) episode of the now defunct and cancelled "Selfie"


Anyone that knowingly uses Popcorn Time and is somewhat tech savvy is an IDIOT! Anyone using Popcorn Time after being told everything I just said is a BIGGER IDIOT!
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Jan 2015 @ 16:01

322.1.2015 21:24

but whats funny???

Why are you not looking at piracy from netflix netflix can be recorded with a capture device and no I'm not telling you which one.


422.1.2015 22:30

SnagIt and HiDownload are two that I can think of, LOL.

523.1.2015 17:40

Originally posted by hearme0:
Originally posted by dEwMe:
Yeah when it works and if you're protected by VPN (I use mine. I don't trust theirs). Like torrenting in general it'll get your ISP some of those letters you are trying to pirate movies.

Pretty much this piece of software is dangerous. If you're savvy enough to protect yourself straight up torrenting is way better in my opinion.

This statement could not be more true!

Popcorn Time is way dangerous! It's comes stacked with two (2) standard viruses packed in the K-lite codec pack, very hard to detect without antivirus/spyware.

It can't be used with Peerblock as that will block the program's essential core to make it work.

Plus, I got DMCA violation notice from using this P.O.S. program while wife fell asleep watching one (1) episode of the now defunct and cancelled "Selfie"


Anyone that knowingly uses Popcorn Time and is somewhat tech savvy is an IDIOT! Anyone using Popcorn Time after being told everything I just said is a BIGGER IDIOT!
Sorry you got a DMCA violation notice. I don't think someone who uses a program they like is an idiot. Now, they might be ASKING FOR TROUBLE, but certainly not an idiot. In fact, even being aware of the existence of Popcorn Time and how it works shows quite the opposite. I think an idiot would be someone who doesn't know about P2P file sharing at all. Actually, I wouldn't use the term idiot, I think ignorant would be a better word. Then again, that same person who doesn't know the first thing about P2P file sharing might be able to tell you things about the inner workings of the human brain that would make your own head spin. We all have our areas of expertise.
I love Popcorn Time. I use it all the time. I've watched quite a few movies on there actually. Do I feel guilty about it? Yes. Do I watch movies I know I would have rented if it weren't for Popcorn Time? No. Do I justify my actions in my own mind? Yes. Do I run the risk of a DMCA notice? Maybe. Do I care? No. Do I enjoy taking large and unnecessary risks? Yes. Do I care what other people think of that tendency? No.

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