Time4Popcorn claims it's now impossible to take down

By Himanshu Arora ยท 12 replies
Nov 7, 2014
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  1. A few weeks after Time4Popcorn, one of the most-used forks of the popular torrent-streaming service Popcorn Time, had its domain name suspended by the European Registry of Internet Domain Names (EURid), affecting existing users of the service, the team behind...

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  2. Revolution 11

    Revolution 11 TS Enthusiast Posts: 40

    This is like Pandora's Box. Once you open it, it is impossible to put it back in the box. By trying to take down Popcorn Time legally, the content companies invoked the Streisand effect and screwed themselves.

    Much better to just open their wallets and offer the Popcorn Time lucrative jobs, allowing for the subtle dilution and destruction of the Popcorn software. Or to allow the software to be monetized.
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  3. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Evangelist Posts: 378   +112

    Quite a bold claim, but it's a bit early to celebrate. All they really need to do is waste time with this, while simultaneously find where those who made it are. It's not going to stop governments, who like spending time and money to stop these things in their tracks.

    All the more power to those who want to fight back, the governments get away with too much behind our backs. In what they claim is in the name of security, or any other silly cover up story they come up with.
  4. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +902

    Howabout making a disclaimer that works like console emulators do with roms, telling you that if you actually own a movie copy it's ok for you to stream it but if you don't it's ilegal and voila.

    Maybe at a point you bought a DVD or a cassette but you no longer have a VHS player nor a DVD player, for example, or maybe you bought it through iTunes but want to watch it in another computer without having to install and enable your iTunes account in that other computer, or maybe you bought it in google play store but... so on and so on.

    In the end you paid for it and you own it, why can't you stream it to another device perhaps.
  5. mctommy

    mctommy TS Addict Posts: 217   +38

    There is no such thing as "impossible"... where there is a will... it will happen.
  6. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    Well if they dragged these guys to court and smashed all their computers for copy right infringement, then yeah your servers will go down. Look what they did to that pirate bay guy. Hes facing some prison time. Did he upload a single movie, no. Did he provide a platform, yes.
  7. stonarda

    stonarda TS Booster Posts: 143   +18

    Don't get wring but I though techspot.com does not support illegal activities? In the forums, pirated software help is banned but there are links to pirating software on an article on the homepage! Where is the logic here?
  8. stonarda

    stonarda TS Booster Posts: 143   +18

    *don't get me wrong but I thought...
  9. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    The logic here is if the government breaks the law then we are allowed to break the law also, so in effect breaking your own law teachs everyone else to break it also.
  10. @ treetops : What servers? Notice The Pirate Bay is still up and running with the creators behind bars. Time4Popcorn would also continue to run without the developers as running peer to peer requires no maintenance and no servers.
  11. Corporation had been stealing/robbing from their customers, it's fitting to do the same back at them.
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  12. Runt1me

    Runt1me TS Rookie Posts: 30

    Is time4popcorn still serving up fakes? and wandering away from where its told to install?
    Use at your own risk, or check out other forks if youre inclined.

    An application like this should be self contained and not bury itself and its data and logs in your system by default and should not ignore explicit instructions by the user about logging/installation.
  13. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 2,106   +1,282

    Agreed. Why can't they see that code like popcorn time is the future of content delivery?

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