Piracy app Popcorn Time to be blocked in the UK
Popular streaming app Popcorn Time will be blocked in the UK after a successful legal challenge from Hollywood movie studios. The app — which has been dubbed “Netflix for pirates” thanks to its slick and easy-to-use interface — will be banned under the same laws used to target torrent sites like The Pirate Bay. Although Popcorn Time launched just over a year ago, it has already attracted considerable attention from both pirates and copyright holders. The app uses established BitTorrent technology to download illegal content, but industry experts have noted that its integrated media player and catalog of titles make it much more attractive to casual internet users.
The ban is likely to be largely ineffective
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Source:: The Verge