Popcorn time


Popcorn Time - Wikipedia

Popcorn Time is a multi-platform, free software BitTorrent client that includes an integrated media player. The applications provide a free alternative to subscription-based video streaming services (such as Netflix). Popcorn Time uses sequential downloading to stream video listed by several torrent websites (although other trackers can be added and used manually).

Following its inception, Popcorn Time quickly received positive media attention, with some comparing the app to Netflix for being easy to use.[5] After this increase in popularity, the program was abruptly taken down by its original developers on March 14, 2014, due to pressure from the MPAA.[6] Since then, the program has been forked several times with several other development teams such as the Butter Project to maintain the program and produce new features. The original Popcorn Time team endorsed the popcorntime.io fork, and picked it as the successor to the official Popcorn Time as of August 2015.[7] In October 2015, the MPAA obtained a court injunction from Canada to stop the Canadian programmers of popcorntime.io,[8] and later obtained the domain name,[9] although the project reappeared on a new website popcorntime.sh.[10][11][12][13]

Functionality[edit]

The Popcorn Time interface presents thumbnails and film titles in a manner similar to Netflix. This list of media can be searched and browsed by genres or categories. When a user clicks on one of the titles, the film is downloaded via the BitTorrent protocol.[14] As with other BitTorrent clients, as soon as Popcorn Time starts to download a film, it also starts to share the downloaded content with other users (in technical terms, it seeds the torrent to others in the BitTorrent swarm).[15][16] It continues to make the downloaded content available to others until the movie is deleted, which is normally done automatically once the application is closed.

History[edit]

Popcorn Time was developed "in a couple of weeks" by a group from Buenos Aires, Argentina who elected "Pochoclín" (derived from pochoclo, which means he popcorn in Buenos Aires parlance) as their mascot. They believed that piracy was a "service problem" created by "an industry that portrays innovation as a threat to their antique recipe to collect value", and also argued that streaming providers were being given too many restrictions and forced to provide inconsistent service between countries, noting that streaming providers in their native Argentina "seem to believe that There's Something About Mary [1998] is a recent movie. That movie would be old enough to vote here."[17]

Made available for Linux, macOS, Windows and Android, Popcorn Time's source code was downloadable from their website; the project was intended to be free software. Contributors localized the program into 44 languages.[4][17][18]

Reception[edit]

Popcorn Time became the subject of mainstream media attention for its ease of use, with PC Magazine and CBS News likening Popcorn Time to Netflix, and noting its obvious advantages over Netflix such as the size of its library, and the recent selections available.[1][14] Caitlin Dewey of the Washington Post said Popcorn Time may have been an attempt to make the normally "sketchy" ecosystem of torrents more accessible by giving it a clean modern look and an easy-to-use interface.[19]

Legality[edit]

The legality of the various Popcorn Time clients matched that of all other BitTorrent clients plus the additional issues that applies to sites like The Pirate Bay and YTS itself, due to the explicit linking to movie content; its website claimed that the software was possibly illegal depending on local laws.[20]

In the UK a court order was given in April 2015 to ISPs to block URLs that provided either the Popcorn Time application software (PTAS) or "sources of update information" (SUI), i.e. pointers to torrent-indexing sites. The court found that, unlike previous cases concerning indexing sites directly, neither websites providing the PTAS nor the SUI could be construed to be "communicating a work to the public", since neither contained any specific information about any specific work. It considered it entirely probable that both the providers of the PTAS and the SUI could be held to be "authorising acts of infringement" by users, but this was not the case that the claimants had raised at the hearing. Instead, they had claimed that the providers had been authorising acts of infringement by content-hosting websites, but then that claim had not been made out.

The judge, however, found that the Popcorn Time suppliers did "plainly know and intend" for the application to be "the key means which procures and induces the user to access the host website and therefore causes the infringing communications to occur"; and on this basis had "a common design with the operators of the host websites" and therefore shared a joint liability for the copyright infringements (joint tortfeasance). It was therefore appropriate to order the ISPs to block the websites as provided for by section 97A of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988.[21][22]

On May 20, 2015, the government of Israel blocked all access to the official downloads of Popcorn Time, following a lawsuit from its biggest cable and satellite providers for copyright infringement. Although the download sites have been blocked, internet users still possessing a copy of the installation file and/or the program will not be affected, and there are other sharing sites that can distribute installation files. Less than a month later, the government reversed the ban.

On August 17, 2015, the Danish website popcorntime.dk was shut down by Danish police and two arrests were made.[23] The case has caused controversy given that the website is not affiliated with the Popcorn Time developer teams but only distributed information about the service.

As with other BitTorrent clients, the IP addresses of users of the original app or its forks can easily be determined by third parties. In early 2015 many German Popcorn Time users received demands for damages of €815. The high amount was justified by the fact that the application not only downloads but also distributes movies,[24] a fact that not all users were aware of.

Cobbler Nevada, LLC v. Anonymous Users of Popcorn Time: Does 1-11[edit]

This article was cited in a civil complaint in Cobbler Nevada, LLC v. Anonymous Users of Popcorn Time: Does 1-11. Rec. Doc. 1 at 5, Case No. 3:15-cv-1550 (D. Or. 2015) (attempting to distinguish Popcorn Time from "other software programs" by asserting, that Popcorn Time has no legitimate purposes; the only evidence cited in support of this claim was the "Popcorn Time" Wikipedia article).[25] The complaint alleged that users illegally downloaded copies of the Adam Sandler movie The Cobbler.[26]

Popcorn-Time.no[edit]

On March 8, 2016, Norway's police unit for economic crimes, Økokrim, seized the Popcorn-Time.no domain name.[27][28] The site did not host the Popcorn Time application but instead had articles and links to sites that offered the application. The seizure is being contested by the Norwegian member organizations NUUG and EFN.[29]

Discontinuation[edit]

On March 14, 2014, Popcorn Time's original website and GitHub repository were abruptly removed, with the developers stating that despite the unexpectedly positive media coverage that the software attracted, they simply wanted to move on, and that "our experiment has put us at the doors of endless debates about copyright infringement and copyright, legal threats and the shady machinery that makes us feel in danger for doing what we love. And that's not a battle we want a place in".[16][18][30] It was later revealed by the Sony leaks that the MPAA did indeed prevent the original developers of Popcorn Time from continuing to work on the program. At the time, the MPAA considered themselves to have "scored a major victory in shutting down the key developers of Popcorn Time" via an action that required collaboration on three continents, intended to prevent Popcorn Time from becoming a "major piracy threat".[6]

The developers claimed that the majority of their users were those outside of the United States, and that it was "installed on every single country on Earth. Even the two that don't have internet access," by users who would "risk fines, lawsuits and whatever consequences that may come just to be able to watch a recent movie in slippers. Just to get the kind of experience they deserve". They also praised media outlets for not antagonizing them in their coverage of Popcorn Time, and agreeing with their views that the movie industry was anti-consumer and too restrictive in regard to innovation.[17]

Successor[edit]

After its discontinuation, the Popcorn Time application was forked by various different groups to continue development of the project.[30] On August 8, 2015, the website of the original Popcorn Time application was redirected to the popcorntime.io website.[31] A few days later, members of the original Popcorn Time project announced that they would endorse the popcorntime.io project as the successor to the original discontinued Popcorn Time.[32]

Popcorn Time lineage

 

 

 

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Popcorn Time CE(clone community edition, dead)popcorntime.ispopcorntime.ag

 

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Popcorn Timepopcorntime.sh
Argentinian programmer Niv Sardi, one of the developers of the Popcorntime.io fork.[33]

After the original developers discontinued the program, a couple of teams forked the original Popcorn Time source code and continued development independently. These groups continued using the name "Popcorn Time", but other than the Popcorn Time project, these forks are not associated with the developers of the original application. The developers of the original Popcorn Time had members join the Popcorn Time project, and endorsed this as the successor to the discontinued old Popcorn Time.[32]

PopcornTime.sh (formerly popcorntime.io)[edit]

Popcorntime.sh is a free software fork of the original Popcorn Time program. The code is directly based on the original Popcorn Time, and the source code is available for viewing and editing on GitHub,[34] and is licensed by the GNU General Public License.[35]

On September 17, 2014, the fork at popcorntime.io added support for Chromecast and AirPlay devices. Also, on November 6, 2014 the popcorntime.io developers launched a Remote Control API.[36] On December 25, 2014, a mobile version for Android 4.0.3 and up was launched, and initial support for built-in VPN access by VPN.ht .[37] In October 2015, PopcornTime.io was shut down, along with YTS.[38]

On November 3, 2015, the popcorntime.io domain was obtained by the MPAA after winning court orders in Canada and New Zealand.[39] This came about after winning an injunction on October 16, 2015, to shut the website down.[40]

On February 16, 2016, the app received an update from the update server, and a new version was released from a new website, popcorntime.sh.[12][41][42][43] This project updated its social media pages, and released a new version of its source code on GitHub.[44]

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Following the shutdown of popcorntime.io, users of Popcorn Time created a series of fixes that modified the original software and got it working again.[45] The fixes were added to the Popcorn Time installers and named Popcorn Time Community Edition, giving credit to the community of users that resurrected the software.[46]

Time4Popcorn (formerly Time4Popcorn.eu, PopcornTime.se)[edit]

This Popcorn Time fork was originally launched with the web domain time4popcorn.eu. The domain time4popcorn.eu was suspended by Eurid, as a result of a legal investigation against time4popcorn.eu. The programs that rely on the time4popcorn.eu domain temporarily stopped functioning, but the program and website was updated to a new domain popcorn-time.se.[47][48] As the original time4Popcorn.eu domain was forcibly removed, the team moved to the popcorn-time.se website.[49] On May 13, 2014 the fork released a mobile version for Android phones and tablet devices.[50] In addition, popcorn-time.se added built in VPN on June 9, 2014, provided by Kebrum.[51] The popcorn-time.se developers later added Chromecast support for desktop and Android.[52][53] On July 30, 2014, popcorn-time.se developers added support for the Apple TV to their desktop app; on September 30, 2014, an app for jailbroken iOS devices was released.[54][55][56]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Misener, Dan. "Popcorn Time is like 'Netflix for pirates'". CBC News. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ James Cook (September 9, 2015). "The creator of piracy service Popcorn Time has revealed his identity". Business Insider. Retrieved March 27, 2016. 
  3. ^ team-pct (September 7, 2015). "Popcorn Time Release". Popcorn Time Github. Popcorn Time. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Get Localization". getlocalization.com. 
  5. ^ "Music group threatens popcorn times blog platform". Torrent Freak. Retrieved January 31, 2015. when the 'Netflix for Pirates' celebrates 
  6. ^ a b "Hollywood Tries to Crush Popcorn Time, Again - TorrentFreak". December 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ Torrent Freak, Original Popcorn Time Team Backs Popular Fork By Ernesto on August 12, 2015
  8. ^ MPAA: We Shut Down YTS/YIFY and Popcorn Time. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  9. ^ "MPAA Takes Over Popcorn Time Domain - TorrentFreak". TorrentFreak. Retrieved 2016-02-23. 
  10. ^ "MPAA-Hunted Popcorn Time Makes Surprise 'Comeback'". TorrentFreak. February 17, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Popcorn Time Status". 
  12. ^ a b Robertson, Adi (February 26, 2016). "Popcorn Time's best-known app comes back to life". 
  13. ^ Time, Popcorn. "Say Hello tohttps://popcorntime.sh". 
  14. ^ a b "'Popcorn Time' Is Like Netflix for Pirated Movies". PC Magazine. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Netflix-like torrenting app Popcorn Time disappears". Ars Technica. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "Popcorn Time reinvents the seedy process of torrenting". Ars Technica. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b c "Goodbye Popcorn Time". Popcorn Time developers. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "Popcorn Time Is Over: Potent Piracy App Quickly Calls It Quits". Time. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  19. ^ "How to easily watch any movie from your computer for free". Washington Post. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  20. ^ David, Fishcher (4 January 2016). "Everything you need to know about popcorn time". Buttertime.nl (in Dutch). Popcorn Time News. Retrieved 3 October 2017. 
  21. ^ Eleonora Rosati, Popcorn Time: a blocking order like any other? Birss J's decision in the post-Svensson debate, IPKat blog, April 29, 2015
  22. ^ Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation & Ors v Sky UK Ltd & Ors [2015] EWHC 1082 (Ch)
  23. ^ "Police Arrest Men For Spreading Popcorn Time Information - TorrentFreak". 19 August 2015. 
  24. ^ "Anwälte verzeichnen viele Abmahnungen zu Popcorn Time". golem.de (in German). January 19, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Complaint" (PDF). 
  26. ^ NBC15.com. "Lawsuit claims locals illegally downloaded Adam Sandler movie". NBC15.com. NBC15.com. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  27. ^ Norwegian Police Seize Popcorn-Time “Information” Site TorrentFreak Retrieved March 8, 2016
  28. ^ Hafsahl, Gunhild (March 8, 2016). "Beslag i domenet popcorn-time.no". 
  29. ^ "Pressemelding: NUUG og EFN begjærer rettslig prøving for DNS-domenebeslag av popcorn-time.no - Nyheter fra NUUG". www.nuug.no. 
  30. ^ a b "Torrent Site Popcorn Time, Shut Down Yesterday, Is Alive Again". Gizmodo. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  31. ^ "Wayback Machine". Archive.org. Archived from the original on August 3, 2015. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  32. ^ a b "Popcorn Time's origins in terms with today". Popcorn Time Blog. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  33. ^ "Popcorn Time with Niv Sardi". November 23, 2015. Retrieved December 12, 2015. 
  34. ^ "Popcorn Time GitHub". 
  35. ^ "Popcorn Time". 
  36. ^ "Popcorn Time 0.3.4". 
  37. ^ "Christmas Cheer, and the New Years holiday". 
  38. ^ "Popcorn Time Chaos Leads to Shutdown - TorrentFreak". TorrentFreak. http://torrentfreak. Retrieved 2015-10-25. 
  39. ^ "MPAA shuts down major torrent sites, including Popcorn Time". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  40. ^ "Motion Picture Association of America" (PDF). November 3, 2015. 
  41. ^ "MPAA-Hunted Popcorn Time Makes Surprise 'Comeback' - TorrentFreak". February 17, 2016. 
  42. ^ Williams, Owen. "The official Popcorn Time is back from the dead, but nobody knows who's running it". The Next Web. Retrieved 2016-02-23. 
  43. ^ "Popcorn Time Status - Popcorntime.io Is dead". 
  44. ^ "popcorn · popcorn-official/[email protected]". 
  45. ^ "Popcorn Time's Alive, Full Comeback In the Works - TorrentFreak". TorrentFreak. Retrieved 2016-02-23. 
  46. ^ "POPCORN TIME DEVELOPERS POKE MPAA WITH A NEW FORK". 
  47. ^ "Home". Popcorn Time. Popcorn Time. October 11, 2014. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  48. ^ Ernesto (October 9, 2014). "PopcornTime stops working after domain suspension". TorrentFreak. TF Publishing. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  49. ^ Matt Burns. "Popcorn Time Finds A New Home After The EURid Pulled Its Domain". TechCrunch. AOL Inc. Retrieved October 14, 2014. 
  50. ^ Matt Burns (May 13, 2014). "Popcorn Time : Popcorn Time Is Now On Android". AOL Inc. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  51. ^ Steven Tweedie (June 9, 2014). "The 'Netflix For Pirated Movies' Has Figured Out A Way To Keep You Anonymous". Business Insider Inc. Retrieved June 10, 2014. 
  52. ^ Mario Aguilar (July 7, 2014). "Popcorn Time's "Netflix for Torrents" Is Coming to Chromecast". gizmodo.com. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  53. ^ Paul Sawers (July 14, 2014). "Hollywood’s worst nightmare just got worse, as Popcorn Time’s Android app gets Chromecast support". The Next Web Inc. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  54. ^ Popcorn Time Adds Apple TV Support, iOS App Coming Soon TorrentFreak July 30, 2014
  55. ^ The 'Netflix For Pirated Movies' Will Soon Work With Your Apple TV by Steven Tweedie Business Insider July 30, 2014, 9:41 am
  56. ^ Matt Burns (September 30, 2014). "Popcorn Time Finally Comes To iOS". TechCrunch. AOL Inc. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 

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Popcorn Time - Часто задаваемые вопросы

Popcorn Time транслирует фильмы и телепередачи через торренты

Скачивание материалов, защищённых авторским правом, может быть незаконно в вашей стране. Используйте на свой страх и риск.

Что такое Popcorn Time?

Popcorn Time это результат сбора многими разработчиками и дизайнерами многих API в одно целое, чтобы сделать просмотр фильмов через торренты как можно проще.

Мы Open Source проект. Мы со всего мира. Мы любим наши фильмы. И само собой мы любим попкорн.

Popcorn Time легален?

Зависит от того, в какой стране вы проживаете. Еще раз: мы используем торренты, так что если вас это беспокоит, вам лучше поискать в google информацию о легальности этого протокола в вашей стране.

Popcorn time использует торренты, хорошо. Я стою на раздаче, пока смотрю фильм?

Да, вы будете понемногу раздавать фильм другим пользователям, пока вы смотрите его через Popcorn Time.

Итак, как я могу защитить себя при использовании торрента?

VPN - метод защиты и анонимности во время подключения к интернету. Он защищает от дешифровки трафика, скрывая ваш IP-адрес в интернете. Он уже включен в Popcorn Time для вашей безопасности

Popcorn Time VPN

Что произойдет с фильмом, когда я закончу просмотр?

наши фильмы будут скрыты во временной папке где-то на вашем диске, пока вы не перезагрузите компьютер. Потом они исчезнут навсегда. Чтобы сохранять скачанные фильмы, выберите соответствующую опцию в настройках.

Будет ли новая версия?

Скорее всего. Однако, мы не знаем когда именно. Мы обновим наш сайт и дадим вам знать через Facebook, Twitter, Reddit и Google+ когда она будет готова.

Как к вам попадают новейшие фильмы?

Мы пользуемся базой фильмов, загруженных YTS. Лучше спросите у них, как они это делают!

Почему отсутствуют некоторые эпизоды?

Мы собираем телепередачи с EZTV/KAT/RARBG. Из-за ограничений, накладываемых кодеками, нам приходится быть весьма избирательными в релизах, которые мы получаем с помощью API. Поэтому некоторые эпизоды могут отсутствовать.

Вы будете добавлять фильмы на моем языке?

Вероятнее всего, что почти все (или все) фильмы в Popcorn Time будут на Английском. Однако наше замечательное сообщество постоянно добавляет субтитры на разных языках, а также занимается переводом приложения.

Почему у меня не запускается Popcorn Time?

Ваша система может блокировать запуск неподписанных приложенийПерейти вСистемные настройки>Защита и безопасность>Разрешить использование программ, загруженных из>Любого источника

и попробуйте перезапустить Popcorn Time.

  • $ chmod +x /Applications/Popcorn\ Time.app/Contents/MacOS/node-webkit
  • $ chmod +x /Applications/Popcorn\ Time.app/Contents/Frameworks/crash_inspector
  • $ chmod +x /Applications/Popcorn\ Time.app/Contents/Frameworks/node-webkit\ Helper.app/Contents/MacOS/node-webkit\ Helper
  • $ chmod +x /Applications/Popcorn\ Time.app/Contents/Frameworks/node-webkit\ Helper\ EH.app/Contents/MacOS/node-webkit\ Helper\ EH
  • $ chmod +x /Applications/Popcorn\ Time.app/Contents/Frameworks/node-webkit\ Helper\ NP.app/Contents/MacOS/node-webkit\ Helper\ NP

Не загружается дальше экрана "Пожалуйста подождите" :(

Живете во владениях королевы Елизаветы? Пока ничего не можем с этим поделать, извините.

Почему я не могу выбрать субтитры?

Возможно, вам необходимо подождать пока вся информация о фильме загрузится (обложка, описание, длина, и т.д.). Однако, иногда проблема может быть в чем-то другом!

Думаете о запуске приложений для Apple TV/Smart TVs/Commodore 64?

В данный момент мы работаем над улучшением существующих приложений для просмотра фильмов через торренты. Так что версий для других платформ пока нет в наших планах.

Когда появится приложение для ios?

Когда наши разработчики решат, что оно готово к выпуску.

Моего вопроса нет в списке, что мне делать?

Our Forum

Вы можете задать вопрос на нашем форуме, где разработчики пытаются ответить на каждый вопрос. Если же у них не хватает времени, кто-нибудь из сообщества обязательно чем-нибудь вам поможет.

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Popcorn Time — просмотр лучших фильмов на вашем Android без скачивания и регистрации

Проект Popcorn Time громко о себе заявил чуть более полугода назад. Идея организации моментального просмотра кинофильмов из торрент-сетей оказалась настолько удачной, что никакие усилия правообладателей не смогли запихнуть этого джина обратно в бутылку. Результатом этой борьбы стало лишь разделение проекта на несколько независимых ветвей, закрыть которые стало ещё труднее. К тому же недавно, в дополнение к десктопному клиенту, появилась и версия для мобильных устройств под управлением Android.

По понятным причинам Popcorn Time отсутствует в каталоге Google Play, поэтому качать программу придётся непосредственно с сайта разработчиков. После установки и запуска вас встретит главный экран, на котором отображаются обложки самых новых и популярных фильмов.

Слева имеется специальная панель, с помощью которой можно отобразить фильмы только интересующего вас жанра или воспользоваться строкой поиска для обнаружения конкретного названия.

После выбора нужного фильма попадаем на его страничку, где можем прочитать краткую аннотацию, просмотреть трейлер, загрузить файл на своё устройство для отложенного просмотра или сразу включить воспроизведение.

На следующем шаге вам придётся понаблюдать несколько минут за совершенно чёрным экраном, на котором в гордом одиночестве красуется полоса прогресса загрузки. Чтобы вам не было скучно, можете также понаблюдать за информацией о количестве сидов, пиров и скорости передачи данных. Впрочем, заскучать вы вряд ли успеете, так как воспроизведение начинается довольно быстро.

Встроенный проигрыватель Popcorn Time совершенно простой и предоставляет только базовые функции воспроизведения. Свайпами влево-вправо и вверх-вниз вы сможете управлять громкостью и яркостью, а прикосновение к экрану поставит воспроизведение на паузу.

Необходимо отметить, что есть во всей этой бочке мёда и несколько существенных недостатков. Во-первых, несмотря на то что приложение русифицировано, русских субтитров к фильмам мне обнаружить не удалось. Это существенно снижает ценность программы для тех пользователей, которые по какой-то причине ещё не владеют английским языком. И во-вторых, иногда картинка банально тормозит и распадается на пиксели. Впрочем, возможно, что это проблема конкретно моего допотопного смартфона.

Popcorn Time

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Popcorn Time - Blog

Some ideals which people believe in, are fictitious and serve as lip-service in the politically correct newspeak of certain dominant position elites.

The point is aimed towards the so called rights holders, or more accurately, the US Content Monopolies (USCM) aka MPAA.

Copyrights are a relatively new monopoly. Without getting into its history, its current monstrous appetite for taxing end-users has grown exponentially with the fast spread of the internet and the digitization of sound and video.

When copyright laws were designed, as early as late 19th century, digital media was not even science fiction. Copyrights were intended to protect the economic rights of writers and composers, at times when distribution of their works was limited to 4 or 5 digits volumes, at best. It was thought that an author deserves the right to be compensated by those who consume his work. It was obvious that if someone will copy his work and sell it, the author would lose the income he was expecting and was entitled to. Thus an arrangement with public libraries was made so that they could purchase several copies of copyright books and loaned to the public for a fee.

Today’s technology enables easy distribution of the 3 most desired content types: movies, TV shows and popular music. Once these are digitized, they can be distributed via the internet by torrents to anyone who has a CPU (pc, mac, tablet, smartphone or streamer) linked to the internet. That’s practically everybody anywhere.

The USCM people fight the people who cannot afford to buy a box office ticket or to pay for a cable or satellite subscription. It’s obvious that watching one’s favorite TV series chapter as soon as it’s released, or buying a VOD, is cool, extremely convenient and fun. But it costs. US$99 (average) monthly in the US and more in Europe. The average monthly salary in the developed countries is between US$10,000 to US$1,200. In third world countries it’s significantly less.

People who struggle to support their families, cannot afford to pay cable, satellites and VOD. They do manage to link to the internet. Thus Netflix, where available, P2P, Popcorn Time etc. are their only solution for content consumption. The USCM will never make a nickel from them, because their alternative is not to watch movies, TV shows or listen to music albums. If the torrents or Popcorn Time option is unavailable, they will watch YouTube or porn (66% of young men and 16% of young women watch porn weekly!). But USCM will haunt the people that bring free or affordable decent content!.

By using the power money can buy, the USCM managed to maintain its monopoly (in many cases they claim copyrights for 70 years following the death of the last person who contributed to the work). In much more vital areas, monopoly power is restricted and regulated: Lifesaving pharmaceuticals are protected for maximum 20 years, and only if a patent was granted. Utility and nonfunctional designs — for less (depending in which country).

Even cable and satellite are forced to allow their competitors to use their infrastructure for a regulated fee. Networks are subject to “force to sell” regimes, under which they must provide everybody with desired content, such as sport.

This brings about the conclusion that it is all about politics and political power and immoral tradeoffs between administrations and huge money interests. There cannot be any other reason for the Polish authorities keeping the Ukrainian citizen Artem Vaulin, the creator of KickAss Torrents, in custody, for almost six months, awaiting a decision to extradite him to the US, as if he was a war criminal. The governments of this world cannot stop terrorists from communicating within their organization via Facebook, WhatsUp, and other media networks, although they can, but govern who may watch a movie and who may not.

The forecast for 2017 is that sharing of information and content in the internet will grow, and the monopolies over older content (other than box office tickets, current seasons TV series, new music albums, etc) will not be enforced because more content providers will replace those who would be shut. The files containing content are out there, in huge numbers and throughout disbursed locations of sites, being the sites of sharing, P2P users.

A new contribution to this development will be a Public Torrent Tracker Free for all, to facilitate the free or affordable content consumption.It can be found on: https://popcorn-tracker.org

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Popcorn Time - Frequently asked questions

Popcorn Time streams movies and TV shows from torrents

Downloading copyrighted material may be illegal in your country. Use at your own risk.

What is Popcorn Time ?

Popcorn Time is the result of many developers and designers putting a bunch of APIs together to make the experience of watching torrent movies as simple as possible.

We are an open source project. We are from all over the world. We love our movies. And boy, do we love popcorn.

Is Popcorn Time legal?

Depends on where you're from, really. Once again: we're using torrents, so if you really care, you'd better google what the legal situation around this protocol is where you live.

Popcorn Time works using torrents, fair enough. Am I seeding while watching a movie?

Indeed, you are. You're going to be uploading bits and bits of the movie for as long as you're watching it on Popcorn Time.

So what can I do to protect myself while torrenting ?

A VPN is a method to secure and anonymize internet connections using state of the art encryption technology. It protects you against monitoring and renders your identity untraceable in the process, by hiding your IP-address so you can use the internet, Popcorn Time included, safely and anonymously.

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What happens to the movies after I'm done?

our movies will stay buried in a temporary folder somewhere on your drive until you restart your computer. Then it will be gone for good. You can choose to keep the downloaded files in the settings.

Will there be a new version?

Most definitely. But we do not know when We'll update our website and let you know via Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and Google+ when we it's ready.

How come you've got the latest movies?

We search for movies uploaded by YTS. Better ask them how they are handling this!

Why are some episodes missing?

We grab the TV Show episodes from EZTV/KAT/RARBG. Due to video and audio codec limitations we are very selective on what releases we grab via the API. This is why some TV shows appear to be missing episodes.

Will you be adding movies in my language?

Chances are that most (if not all) of the movies available in Popcorn Time will be in English. However, languages for subtitles and the app itself are constantly being added by our lovely contributors.

Why can't I launch Popcorn Time?

Your system may prevent unsigned apps from being runGo toSystem Preferences > Security > Allow Apps downloaded from > Anywhere

and try to launch Popcorn Time again.

  • $ chmod +x /Applications/Popcorn\ Time.app/Contents/MacOS/node-webkit
  • $ chmod +x /Applications/Popcorn\ Time.app/Contents/Frameworks/crash_inspector
  • $ chmod +x /Applications/Popcorn\ Time.app/Contents/Frameworks/node-webkit\ Helper.app/Contents/MacOS/node-webkit\ Helper
  • $ chmod +x /Applications/Popcorn\ Time.app/Contents/Frameworks/node-webkit\ Helper\ EH.app/Contents/MacOS/node-webkit\ Helper\ EH
  • $ chmod +x /Applications/Popcorn\ Time.app/Contents/Frameworks/node-webkit\ Helper\ NP.app/Contents/MacOS/node-webkit\ Helper\ NP

I can't get past the initial Please wait... screen :(

Living on Queen Elizabeth's realm, aren't you? Nothing we can do about that right now, sorry.

Why can't I select subtitles?

You may have to wait until all of the movie data (cover, summary, length, etc...) is retrieved. Sometimes it may be something else!

Thinking about launching for Apple TV/Smart TVs/Commodore 64?

Our efforts are currently towards improving our existing applications for watching torrent movies. So launching versions for other platforms is not in our immediate roadmap.

When will the iOS application be released?

Once our developers think it's ready for the world.

I have a question that is not listed here, were should I go?

Our Forum

You could ask your question on our forum that is where our developers are trying to answer every question. And when they do not have time to help you someone else from our community might be able to point you in the right direction

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Popcorn Time - Free BitTorrent app for watching movies and TV-shows

Popcorn Time is a free BitTorrent application for watching movies and TV-shows with a huge selection. In contrast to torrent downloading of the past, the user experience of is much like that of paid for streaming services such at Netflix or HBO; pick something from the menu, hit play and wait a few moments for the selected movie or episode to start.

Please be aware that Popcorn Time and similar applications might be illegal to use depending on the laws that apply to your situation. Much of the content is copyright protected material that is being shared without the rightful owners permission. Thus, downloading as well as sharing it is most likely a violation of said copyright.

If you still decide to make use of the applications mentioned you do so at your own risk. The content on this website is for informational purposes only and you are encouraged to use legal streaming services.

How Popcorn Time works

At the core of Popcorn Time you find the BitTorrent protocol which makes it possible and easy for users to share files with each other over the internet. This is also known as P2P file sharing which is short for peer-to-peer. The BitTorrent protocol was invented in 2001 and has evolved to being the most used method for file transfer.

In the old days, individuals wanting to download movies or TV-shows using BitTorrent had to install a client application and then go to websites such as The Pirate Bay to find torrent files that subsequently could be opened with the client which would initiate the download of the actual video file. While the BitTorrent protocol is brilliant, many have simply been thrown off by the somewhat complicated process of which has prevented torrent downloading from truly reaching the masses.

Popcorn Time has a huge online selection of movies and TV shows.

The Popcorn Time developers have revolutionized torrent downloading by taking this process and streamlined it tremendously. As a user, you aren’t confronted with the technology behind serving the menus and delivering the content.  The menus are populated by “harvesting” information from popular torrent indexing sites (EZTV and YTS) showing not only what’s available to watch but also provides options for subtitles and quality as well as descriptions and ratings.

A single click or tap on “Watch Now” starts the download and shortly after – when the download speed is sufficient for a smooth viewing experience – playback begins. Once playing, you’ll find common playback options such as pause, resume, search etc., just like you would in any paid (and legal) video streaming service. The process of searching, downloading and watching videos with torrents has been simplified so much that anybody can do it.

Several Popcorn Time forks to choose from

Popcorn Time is an open source project which means the program code is openly shared. Consequently, there are several versions or forks to choose from – most claiming to be the official and/or best – which can be confusing.

Learn more about the forks and where to download Popcorn Time.

What devices/platforms is Popcorn Time available for?

Popcorn Time is available for most devices and platforms such as Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS (iPad and iPhone), Android and Android TV. It can also beam/stream/cast video using Chromecast, Apple TV with AirPlay and DLNA.

 

What is Popcorn Time and how does it work?

 

Is Popcorn Time illegal?

Unlimited free access to thousands of movies and TV-shows makes most wonder if it’s legal to use Popcorn Time. There’s no simple answer to the question as laws regarding filesharing aren’t the same across the world. In the end it’s up to the courts to interpret the law and decide what’s legal or not.

However, it is certain that if your country’s laws prohibit unauthorized downloading and/or sharing of copyright protected material; using Popcorn Time to watch such content is definitely in violation to those laws. But since using Popcorn Time doesn’t necessarily violate any copyrights, the application itself should be perfectly legal, at least in theory.

To be completely sure what rules apply to your current situation, you should seek legal council or at least check up on the laws under which jurisdiction you live.

Learn more in our article about the subject: Is Popcorn Time illegal to use?

Can Popcorn Time be used anonymously?

Yes, a VPN for Popcorn Time makes it impossible to trace users by hiding their IP-address.

What movies and TV-shows are available?

The contents of are aggregated from third-party torrent indexing sites. Visit YTS (movies) and EZTV (TV shows) respectively to see what’s available.

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New features | Popcorn Time

Some ideals which people believe in, are fictitious and serve as lip-service in the politically correct newspeak of certain dominant position elites.

The point is aimed towards the so called rights holders, or more accurately, the US Content Monopolies (USCM) aka MPAA.

Copyrights are a relatively new monopoly. Without getting into its history, its current monstrous appetite for taxing end-users has grown exponentially with the fast spread of the internet and the digitization of sound and video.

When copyright laws were designed, as early as late 19th century, digital media was not even science fiction. Copyrights were intended to protect the economic rights of writers and composers, at times when distribution of their works was limited to 4 or 5 digits volumes, at best. It was thought that an author deserves the right to be compensated by those who consume his work. It was obvious that if someone will copy his work and sell it, the author would lose the income he was expecting and was entitled to. Thus an arrangement with public libraries was made so that they could purchase several copies of copyright books and loaned to the public for a fee.

Today’s technology enables easy distribution of the 3 most desired content types: movies, TV shows and popular music. Once these are digitized, they can be distributed via the internet by torrents to anyone who has a CPU (pc, mac, tablet, smartphone or streamer) linked to the internet. That’s practically everybody anywhere.

The USCM people fight the people who cannot afford to buy a box office ticket or to pay for a cable or satellite subscription. It’s obvious that watching one’s favorite TV series chapter as soon as it’s released, or buying a VOD, is cool, extremely convenient and fun. But it costs. US$99 (average) monthly in the US and more in Europe. The average monthly salary in the developed countries is between US$10,000 to US$1,200. In third world countries it’s significantly less.

People who struggle to support their families, cannot afford to pay cable, satellites and VOD. They do manage to link to the internet. Thus Netflix, where available, P2P, Popcorn Time etc. are their only solution for content consumption. The USCM will never make a nickel from them, because their alternative is not to watch movies, TV shows or listen to music albums. If the torrents or Popcorn Time option is unavailable, they will watch YouTube or porn (66% of young men and 16% of young women watch porn weekly!). But USCM will haunt the people that bring free or affordable decent content!.

By using the power money can buy, the USCM managed to maintain its monopoly (in many cases they claim copyrights for 70 years following the death of the last person who contributed to the work). In much more vital areas, monopoly power is restricted and regulated: Lifesaving pharmaceuticals are protected for maximum 20 years, and only if a patent was granted. Utility and nonfunctional designs — for less (depending in which country).

Even cable and satellite are forced to allow their competitors to use their infrastructure for a regulated fee. Networks are subject to “force to sell” regimes, under which they must provide everybody with desired content, such as sport.

This brings about the conclusion that it is all about politics and political power and immoral tradeoffs between administrations and huge money interests. There cannot be any other reason for the Polish authorities keeping the Ukrainian citizen Artem Vaulin, the creator of KickAss Torrents, in custody, for almost six months, awaiting a decision to extradite him to the US, as if he was a war criminal. The governments of this world cannot stop terrorists from communicating within their organization via Facebook, WhatsUp, and other media networks, although they can, but govern who may watch a movie and who may not.

The forecast for 2017 is that sharing of information and content in the internet will grow, and the monopolies over older content (other than box office tickets, current seasons TV series, new music albums, etc) will not be enforced because more content providers will replace those who would be shut. The files containing content are out there, in huge numbers and throughout disbursed locations of sites, being the sites of sharing, P2P users.

A new contribution to this development will be a Public Torrent Tracker Free for all, to facilitate the free or affordable content consumption.It can be found on: https://popcorn-tracker.org

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