>allowing big media companies to censor the internet to protect their profits
>The order, obtained today by Hollywood’s Motion Picture Association, targets five popular Popcorn Time forks: popcorntime.io, flixtor.me, popcorn-time.se, and isoplex.isohunt.to.
>In his order Judge Birss notes that the Popcorm Time software has little to no legal use. Instead, he mentions that it’s mostly used to download and stream pirated movies and TV-shows.
>“It is manifest that the Popcorn Time application is used in order to watch pirated content on the internet and indeed it is also manifest that that is its purpose. No-one really uses Popcorn Time in order to watch lawfully available content,” Judge Birss writes.
>“The point of Popcorn Time is to infringe copyright. The Popcorn Time application has no legitimate purpose,” he adds.
With all the people they would be suing they would not have any problems.
It doesn't matter. Until they they turn the (big I) Internet into T.V. 2.0 where you can only connect to a per-approved set of hosts (what basically amount to channels), there will always be an alternative source of free content. So long as you can connect to your peers (fellow users) individual site blocking is futile.
All they're doing is building a better mousetrap.
The popcorntime.io fork is the one the first devs led to when quitting, but the popcorn-time.eu/.se are building a completely p2p version, without even a need for API calls to eztv or trackers.
And the new iso-hunt guys are very active, the oldpiratebay.org website, isoplex.isohunt.to...
The git repos are publicly available if you want to check for yourself.
The only clients I know that don't have this feature are transmission and deluge.
But the point of popcorn time is more about presenting all the movies, always having subtitles in any languages and having a built in player.
The only problem is seeding, during the time watching the movie the average connection will have seeded ~0.4% and mostly at peek times, this might end up killing the torrents...
>>REKT as fuck
...and nothing of value was lost
okay correct me if im wrong, isnt it impossible to block popcorntime? It runs on torrent protocol and it can run on any port. That means unless the ISP blocks every port, they cannot stop this.
Now there exist something called packet level inspection too, it searches packets for stuff that is banned. From what i know packet level inspection is very resource consuming. Will the ISP be even able to process billions of packets coming from millions of hosts every second?
And as far as torrent trackers go, mew trackers could pop up every 0.5 seconds
>this might end up killing the torrents...
popcorn time is secretly killing torrent P2P, not too many people have realize that. Its good that people who have no interest in sustaining the network (by not seeding and just consuming) are being left out by UK.
I'm curious. Ppirates will say pirating isn't stealing or pirating isn't harming the industry but how isn't it? You're not paying for it. It's as simple as that. I mean, I also pirate but I'm also aware I'm hurting people by doing so and I've been reducing the amount of shit I've been torrenting. I'm hoping to completely move away from pirating soon
Piracy sure as hell hasn't stopped Furious 7
Piracy is huge but box offices are pulling in record amounts
Spotify is pulling in enourmous amounts of cash. Steam is pulling in enourmous amounts of cash.
The problem isn't piracy, its that the current system of waiting months on end to get a movie show in your own home is stupid, so people are using a way that gets them what they want.
we should ban sunflower seeds becuase there's no other reason for them than to plant sunflowers and take away business from florists.
ban the use of cameras because people shouldn't take photos of stuff they didn't make. it's against my distribution right.
I don't know about other people, but my laptop (which I watch movies on) does not have a blu-ray drive, so I cannot buy a physical copy and any digital copy I would buy online would definitely have DRM out the ass, and not work on Linux.