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Amid internal chaos Popcorntime.io is shut down for good

By dkpope
Oct 26, 2015
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  1. Popcorn Time just can't stay out of the headlines. One of their many different branches, the popular Popcorntime.io website, has been shut down indefinitely.

    Torrent Freak reported Popcorntime.io’s closure over the weekend, after a rough week for its development team. Some of the site’s staff left because there were fears that an upcoming paid-for VPN service could get them into legal trouble. One of the staff members who left happened to control the Popcorntime.io domain.

    At first the site looked like it would be fine, but eventually the group said that something was messing with the infrastructure, mainly the DNS, service, and they ran into trouble with their Internet provider. They took to Twitter to announce the close and encourage people to use their legal service, Butter.

    Other Popcorn Time services are still available, such as Time4Popcorn, but they are generally considered less safe and secure. Though, considering the questionable legality of the whole operation, safety and security become relative. Another branch of Popcorn Time, Browser Popcorn, was recently launched and shuttered within a few days, and there’s no indication it will be back anytime soon. One reason this may be the end of times for Popcorn Time is that there are very few popcorn-oriented names left to use.

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  2. EClyde

    EClyde TS Guru Posts: 709   +181

    Their are no better capitalists then the Hollywood crowd
     
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,558   +2,900

    So the rumor that Popcorn Time couldn't be shut down was proven to be false after all.
     
  4. xMaDCaTx

    xMaDCaTx TS Rookie

    What nonsense ... it is still up and working ... and popcorn-oriented names come on dont make me laugh , who cares about the name :)
     
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,558   +2,900

    I bet you can't disprove a word that was stated in the write up.
     
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  6. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Evangelist Posts: 334   +101

    I don't want him to.. keep it to ourselves thanks.
     
  7. anguis

    anguis TS Enthusiast Posts: 85   +12

    Just because it is illegal doesn't make it immoral.
     
  8. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Maniac Posts: 817   +231

    Popcorn Time, as in the software, cannot be shut down since it is open source and free but individual websites can pretty easily be shut down. The actual original Popcorn TIme was shut down more than a year ago.
     

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