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Popcorn Time to be brought back to life by new group

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 15 Mar 2014 9:38 User comments (2)

Popcorn Time to be brought back to life by new group Just hours after the founders of the controversial movie streaming application Popcorn Time announced they were shutting it down, it appears the popular app will be making a quick comeback.
The group behind YTS (YIFY) will purportedly take over Popcorn Time, immediately, according to Torrentfreak.

After a week of mainstream articles brought the app to the forefront of attention, it became clear that Popcorn Time was quickly becoming the "Netflix of piracy" (as dubbed my multiple sites). Not all of the attention was good, however, and the Popcorn Time team stepped away with a long blog post last night: "Our experiment has put us at the doors of endless debates about piracy and copyright, legal threats and the shady machinery that makes us feel in danger for doing what we love. And that's not a battle we want a place in."

Not all is lost, however. YTS (formerly known as the scene group YIFY-Torrents) has picked up the software: "The YTS team will now be picking up the Popcorn Time project and continuing on like previously. We are in a better position copyright wise as for us, because it's build on our API, it's as if we have built another interface to our website. We are no worse off managing the project than we would be just supplying the movies.

"It's our vision at YTS that we see through projects like these and that just because they create a little stir in the public, it doesn't mean they are shut down. That stir is exactly what the public needs and it's already evident that people are becoming more aware of copyright-related issues."

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2 user comments

115.3.2014 11:04

praise yify

216.3.2014 21:16

Never even heard of popcorn Time, maybe its worth checking out just to see what it is.

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