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UK Courts Order ISPs To Block Popcorn Time

UK Courts Order ISPs To Block Popcorn Time

UK Courts Order ISPs To Block Popcorn Time

UK Courts Order ISPs To Block Popcorn Time

 

As the result of a ruling by the UK's High Court most UK IPS; BT, Virgin, Sky and EE are required to block access to 5 sites which offer the Popular Popcorn Time Software, a program which is commonly referred to by many as "Netflix for Pirates".

The domains which have been ordered to block five domains which belong to Porpcorn Time, including popcorntime.io, flixtor.me, popcorn-time.se and isoplex.isohunt.to. Other sites which will be blocked by the order the torrent and streaming sites watchonlineseries.eu, axxomovies.org, afdah.com and g2g.fm are also included in the court order.

 

UK Courts Order ISPs To Block Popcorn Time  

The Judge that passed the order noted that the program and the sites in question serve no purpose legally, mentioning that they are mostly used to download or pirate copyrighted movies and TV shows.

 

“It is manifest that the Popcorn Time application is used in order to watch pirated content on the internet and indeed it is also manifest that that is its purpose. No-one really uses Popcorn Time in order to watch lawfully available content,” 

“The point of Popcorn Time is to infringe copyright. The Popcorn Time application has no legitimate purpose,”

 

It is expected that all the ISPs which are included in the order will block the required sites within the next few weeks, thought for some people these sites may already be blocked. 

 

You can join the discussion on the UK High Courts Blocking Access to the Popcorn Time Steaming Service for Pirates on the OC3D Forums. 

 

 

The UK high Court has ordered that UK ISPs must block access to Popcorn Time, a popular torrent and Streaming Site.http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/software/uk_courts_order_isps_to_block_popcorn_time/1

Posted by OC3D on Tuesday, 28 April 2015
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28-04-2015, 16:04:59

NeverBackDown
Damnit.. what we gonna eat now gents?

Seems the Euro is starting to crack down on torrents these days.Quote

28-04-2015, 16:30:07

MadShadow
Well thats great, not even in a sarcastic way. I hope piracy is completely wiped out someday, but I guess that won't happen. I'm glad this has been done though.Quote

28-04-2015, 19:15:15

Snortan
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Originally Posted by MadShadow View Post
Well thats great, not even in a sarcastic way. I hope piracy is completely wiped out someday, but I guess that won't happen. I'm glad this has been done though.
I don't like piracy either but this makes me think. Let's say tomorrow piracy is completely wiped, what stops all these companies that complain now about piracy to charge us, customers, ludicrous prices? I mean we won't really have an alternative we either pay what they ask or we start windows-shopping.
Now obviously there would be laws in place to stop them from putting a price x100 times but how about 5x or 10x?Quote

28-04-2015, 19:30:28

Feronix
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Originally Posted by Snortan View Post
I don't like piracy either but this makes me think. Let's say tomorrow piracy is completely wiped, what stops all these companies that complain now about piracy to charge us, customers, ludicrous prices? I mean we won't really have an alternative we either pay what they ask or we start windows-shopping.
Now obviously there would be laws in place to stop them from putting a price x100 times but how about 5x or 10x?
I think one of the main reasons piracy exists is because they already make it too expensive. I don't encourage it in anyway but really? 30 quid for a BluRay movie with no replay value, and so many anti-theft locks that you cannot even upload it to your own HTPC or NAS?

$10 for a physical music album in the US, but once they arrive in Europe they're somehow €15-20? Do you know how many CDs you can fit into a container? That won't cost you €7 per CD unless you want to ship them individually in bubble wrap envelopes.

And then there are streaming services like Spotify and Netflix - Great for the consumer. But Netflix has its own exclusives, HBO has it's own exclusives, etc. We'd need subscriptions to ALL of them if we want to watch every show we like. And then there are a tonne of publishers of movies and series that don't want it on Netflix cause they think they won't earn enough and insist on still charging people that £30 for a BluRay disc, which if they want to watch on another device than a BluRay player, have to buy AGAIN cause it doesn't work cross-platform.

This way the pirate gets away with free and the honest consumer pays much more than they should have to. But, as long as prices don't come down, people will keep pirating. It's a vicious cycle which *tin foil hat* is mainly because of the greed of major companies in the industries.


Isn't Popcorn Time open source anyway? Meaning anyone could host the service and I think one version even comes with a built-in VPN. Blocking them is never going to work.Quote

28-04-2015, 20:53:10

Wraith
I wasn't even aware of this site until today and I can clarify that Plusnet don't block [email protected]#t and this site sucks! It's a adware haven also wouldn't be surprised if there isn't some ransomware hidden in there somewhere.

Moral of this - Go to the cinema and enjoy films properly and if you really must have them at home get Netflix or some other form of legit streaming service. Professional people worked hard to create the entertainment - Pay for it!Quote
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