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The MPAA was responsible for the shut down of YIFY/YTS

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Nov 2015 16:19 User comments (9)

The MPAA was responsible for the shut down of YIFY/YTS The MPAA has confirmed this week that they were responsible for the shutdown of scene release group YIFY and its parent site YTS following lawsuits against Popcorn Time devs.
The studios that back the MPAA sued three Popcorn Time developers in Canada, leading to the shutdown of the service's main fork at popcorntime.io in late October. There had been rumors that internal strife between the founding team over whether or not some features would bring a lawsuit and those rumors were true.

It turns out that the MPAA obtained an injunction on October 16th for the Popcorntime.io site. The lawsuit accuses the devs of copyright infringement and also names the service's VPN provider, VPN.ht. At the same time, the MPAA was threatening a multi-million lawsuit against the alleged operator of YTS, who lives in New Zealand.

"This coordinated legal action is part of a larger comprehensive approach being taken by the MPAA and its international affiliates to combat content theft," MPAA head Chris Dodd touted. "Popcorn Time and YTS are illegal platforms that exist for one clear reason: to distribute stolen copies of the latest motion picture and television shows without compensating the people who worked so hard to make them."

There will surely be more information to come.

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9 user comments

14.11.2015 16:35

Here is a New Zealand article about the take down of YIFI - who turns out is from New Zealand.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news...jectid=11540096

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24.11.2015 17:36

The bigger theft is how the MPAA and their ilk price gouge consumers at the theaters and elsewhere while killing competing services.

Rot in hell, MAFIAA you scumbags!!!

34.11.2015 19:01

Originally posted by ivymike:
The bigger theft is how the MPAA and their ilk price gouge consumers at the theaters and elsewhere while killing competing services.

Rot in hell, MAFIAA you scumbags!!!
Amen. I haven't been to a movie theater in six years. I don't plan to go back ever again.

44.11.2015 19:50

MPAA has done nothing but create a vacuum by shutting down YTS. Another site will spawn soon enough; their method of compression (Handbrake, etc.) is all over the Internet. It's only a matter of time. The rebirth of the Star Wars franchise will only hasten it. (Thanks, Disney!)

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54.11.2015 23:36

i find this funny why didn't you shutdown the popcorn service on the xbox one its the same thing and has no copyright access to its content

65.11.2015 14:11

Originally posted by megadunderhead:
i find this funny why didn't you shutdown the popcorn service on the xbox one its the same thing and has no copyright access to its content


This is absolutely NOT TRUE!

THe popcorn crap you refer to on Xbox is NOT THE SAME as PopcornTime.........at all........PERIOD!!!

As for Ivymike's comment......Nice of you to justify rampant piracy. Again, I'm no angel and download but I buy MOST of the stuff I have but movie theaters aren't nearly that expensive anymore. Cinemark does 4 dollar Tuesdays and the rest of the week it's like 9 bucks for a movie. Price gauging is really only on the snacks.

AMC is cheap too certain days of the week. Matinees are still cheap too so your statement has little to no merit.

Nights are the higher priced times, especially weekends but that's no different than restaurants that don't have drink specials on the weekends. The business is there at those time regardless.

75.11.2015 16:15

Originally posted by CU45:
Originally posted by ivymike:
The bigger theft is how the MPAA and their ilk price gouge consumers at the theaters and elsewhere while killing competing services.

Rot in hell, MAFIAA you scumbags!!!
Amen. I haven't been to a movie theater in six years. I don't plan to go back ever again.
Last movie I saw in a theater was Revenge of the Sith back in 2005. I have absolutely no plans of ever returning. It's too expensive and most people are rude and inconsiderate of those around them.
I'll stay in my home and watch it on my big screen with full surround! Much nicer than messing with a theater.


87.11.2015 22:10

Well I guess I just won't watch movies anymore until they come to HBO, or anywhere on TV. Screw the MPAA and their crappy movies and high prices. If I can't download it for free, I just won't bother with it at all. You were never losing money to piracy, just think about that.

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99.11.2015 15:47

Originally posted by skeil909:
Originally posted by CU45:
Originally posted by ivymike:
The bigger theft is how the MPAA and their ilk price gouge consumers at the theaters and elsewhere while killing competing services.

Rot in hell, MAFIAA you scumbags!!!
Amen. I haven't been to a movie theater in six years. I don't plan to go back ever again.
Last movie I saw in a theater was Revenge of the Sith back in 2005. I have absolutely no plans of ever returning. It's too expensive and most people are rude and inconsiderate of those around them.
I'll stay in my home and watch it on my big screen with full surround! Much nicer than messing with a theater.


I sure hope you mean when it comes out on Blu-Ray with DTS Master Audio or equivalent, and not some CAM rip that wouldn't come near to the full potential of a home theater setup.

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