Hollywood battles torrent services

Popcorn Time and its successors violate copyrights of major studio movies

A name like “Popcorn Time,” evokes images of relaxing on the couch with the family, chomping on a bowl of buttery goodness while enjoying a Hollywood movie. But for the studios that produce those movies, Popcorn Time actually represented a clear and present danger.

The torrent service Popcorn Time was the brainchild of 20 different developers on GitHub. It’s stated intention was to be an illegal version of Netflix, allowing users to download pirated copies of movies, despite the copyright violations inherent in that model.

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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