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For those of you who secretly watch all the trending TV Shows and movies via online streaming sites such as Popcorn Time – its doomsday for you. Popcorn Time and YTS have been shut down following court orders in Canada and New Zealand.

Popcorn Time Screenshot

This isn’t something that has come as a shock, because the Motion Picture Association of America or MPAA had filed a suit back in October against three operators of popcorntime.io, claiming that they had “enabled, authorized and induced copyright infringement via an app that allowed viewers to watch pirated movies and TV shows”.

YTS

In Canada, they received an injunction on the 16th of October to shutdown the site while in New Zealand they filed a suit on the 12th of October 2015  against YTS, which is a torrent site. Both sites have therefore, been shut down as the legal procedures continue.

All you can do now, is hope and pray the MPAA don’t get to your favorite site next.

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Rachel Issac
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Rachel Issac, very much like Jon Snow, knows nothing. She likes to sleep, read, write and watch TV. Asymmetrical things bother her and she currently uses her spare time to write for iGyaan.in.
57 comments
Cee Jay
Cee Jay

Popcorntime downloads the movie while I watch

Jodie Huang
Jodie Huang

Nooooooooooo \U0001f629 y do bad things happen to good ppl

Holly Dixon
Holly Dixon

Eric, it was $8 on the military base I was stationed at just over a year ago. I'm sure it was more than that but since I haven't went to the theaters in my area, I don't know the exact price.

Darcy Griffin
Darcy Griffin

Apparently it'll be back up under a new name soon?

Stacy N Chin
Stacy N Chin

Oh so that's why it wasn't working..... NOOO\U0001f623

Dipanjan Ray
Dipanjan Ray

I am more sad by the news of yts.to aka yify torrents shutdown.

Eric Brooks
Eric Brooks

Where do people go to the movie theater for $8 these days - double that at least!

Thearrel McKinney
Thearrel McKinney

"Both for-profit organizations and non-profit institutions must secure a license to show films, regardless of whether an admission fee is charged." They aren't exempt from anything, it is piracy, plain and simple.

Erynn Fisk
Erynn Fisk

Just google popcorn time new version :)

Erynn Fisk
Erynn Fisk

There's a new version Noor. I downloaded it this week

Matt Smith
Matt Smith

Anyone else not hear of this site before now?

Lisa Marie
Lisa Marie

Ohhhh good to know. I'm gonna tell Karen cuz she was using it.

Thearrel McKinney
Thearrel McKinney

Chris Tout There was nothing wrong with my analogy. The point was about people expecting things for free to see if they are worth paying for or not which is what pretty much all pirates claim about movies, music and video games. You can't buy a cookware set, make a copy then return it. You can with movies, music and video games which is why there is a no return policy. People would just buy, make copies and return all day getting them for free.

Jay Soni
Jay Soni

Manan Patel is this the one you use?

Lianne Lavergne
Lianne Lavergne

Boo....this site was so well made. Maybe they can offer it at a nice cheap rate like 5 bucks a month. I'd buy it.

Byran Koback
Byran Koback

So lame, Maria. I am uninstalling it. :(

Steven Laxen
Steven Laxen

Movie makers and producers need to make money somehow! That's what copyright is for.... It sucks and needs change radically (because it suppresses the freedom of range for artist talent and creativity), but it's the only sort of generally accepted bureaucracy to market media and the arts without having to get the government involved (i.e., turn it into an incorporated business).

Alfred Baker
Alfred Baker

Streaming Sites are excluded from Copyright Infringement Laws because you are not Downloading the File.

Chris Tout
Chris Tout

Thearrel McKinney The problem with your analogy is, that you can return almost anything in the world for a full refund, except movies and music. That's why no one wants to shell out the cash for crap they can't return.

Steve Crowley
Steve Crowley

Most of the movies I would not buy any way. Only one I have bought is the Hunger Games. The movie follows the books fairly well. I would like to watch before I buy. Just like shoes off of the internet, what if they don't fit.

Thearrel McKinney
Thearrel McKinney

Not really. Sites like Popcorn Time offer a way for people to watch pirated movies in which they do not own the rights and licenses to stream said content owned by other studios. It isn't about trying to save the consumer some $$ on movies they may not like. What they should have done instead of doing things the illegal way since they obviously had the ability to have such a site, is go the legal way and do something similar to Neflix, Hulu or Crackle. Pirates always say they should be entitled to watch and entire movie or play through an entire game for free to see if it is worth buying. Doesn't work that way. That's like walking into Walmart and saying, well I should be given this Paula Dean cookware for free because I want to see how well my hamburgers turn out to see if it's worth buying. Buying things is a risk the consumer takes. Always do research before buying a product.