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Movie studios are getting into the interrogation game

It used to be that even though you might be tracked and discovered for illegally downloading a movie, the worst you could expect would be a summons to court and a potential fine that would bankrupt you. Now movie studios might get to spend some time alone with you in …

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Popcorn Time users are settling their lawsuits

The release of Popcorn Time was a watershed moment for piracy. Just as Bittottent made it easier than the early days of file sharing, Popcorn Time changed the game once again and made torrenting just as simple as streaming content from Netflix. As much as this could have been a …

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Record labels sue new music streaming service days after launch

The RIAA was much faster than anyone anticipated this week, launching a lawsuit against new music streaming service, Aurous almost immediately following its launch. Aurous has adopted the Netflix model, much like Popcorn Time, offering songs on demand for streaming across devices, without any adverts, as featured in Spotify. The …

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UK ISPs ordered to block Popcorn Time

The Motion Picture Association has been doing a solid job of getting piracy sites banned in the UK, with the high court already ordering the likes of BT, Virgin and Sky to block access to many sites, including PrimeWire, KickAss Torrents, The Pirate Bay and ISO Hunt. Now, the UK …

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Popcorn Time sneaks on to iOS

Popcorn Time, the so-called ‘Netflix for pirates’ has managed to sneak its way on to iOS without the need to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad. The app is already available on most other major platforms but breaking on to Apple’s terrain took a little extra work. The piracy app has …

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Netflix gets it: piracy is competition

While nothing is intrinsically wrong with movie studios and record labels trying to protect the content they spend a lot of money creating, they never consider piracy as direct competition for their service, seeing it instead as outright thievery. This is a very different view from the one held by media streaming …

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Popcorn Time goes down after domain suspension

Popcorn Time, the ‘Netflix for pirates’ has had one of its most used domains, time4popcorn.eu, suspended and as a result, the application has stopped working for many users. According to an email sent by EURid, the registry explained that the domain was pulled due to being registered with inaccurate contact …

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Dotcom: you can’t fix piracy with a slegehammer

Kim Dotcom made headlines again last week with the news that Popcorn Time, the real end game for online movie piracy, was taken down from his Mega file locker service. According to his own statements, he had no idea about it until after the fact and we still don’t know …

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Popcorn Time makes streaming torrents possible

If the MPAA, FACT and other organisations thought they had their work cut out for them before, they’re about to enter a whole new world of hurt, as Popcorn Time is offering to let users watch torrented movies in a stream, without downloading them in the traditional fashion. Produced by …

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