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Vice Examines the Origin and Impact of "Netflix For Pirates'"

Wednesday, September 23, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Vice interviewed Federico Abad, one of the developers of a service that has been dubbed "The Netflix for Pirates", Popcorn Time.  In their article they also detail some of the difficulties Hollywood has had with these illegal services.

From Vice:

It has been difficult for the film industryto get the Popcorn Time site taken down since, in the US, simply downloading the software is legal, while using it to download or streama pirated film is illegal.In Denmark, two men were arrested because they ran websites that provided information on how to use Popcorn Time. In some countries, such as the UK, Popcorn Time has been blocked.

In the US, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) played a key role in shutting down Popcorn Time, as evidenced from a 2014quarterly update thatwas revealed in the Sony email hack.

- Read the full article at Vice.com



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