Hollywood claims PopcornTime.io and YTS have taken offline




The Motion Picture Association of America says it is responsible for the offline achieving PopcornTime.io and the main source of torrents, YTS. Published documents from a Canadian court seem to confirm.

The film studios Paramount, Columbia, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal, Warner Bros. and Disney are listed on the claim filed on October 9 in a Canadian court. The complaint focuses on three developers PopcornTime.io and the VPN service VPN.ht. In the order of the court, which was signed on October 21, is to read the suspects to the login data of all servers and social media accounts regarding PopcornTime.io have to issue forensic experts, so they can close the service.

PopcornTime.io, the main fork of Popcorn Time, was on October 23 offline and has since not been reached. Initially, the story would have internal conflicts about the link with VPN service VPN.ht, where the team made money doing this. Some developers would have left the team for fear of lawsuits. Whether the developers of PopcornTime.io have responded to the demand of the court is not known. When the site went offline a developer reported that he has closed all servers and all logs have been removed.

YTS Although not mentioned in the documents of the Canadian court, says the film industry are also responsible for the offline meeting the torrents of this release group. TorrentFreak writes that representatives of the film industry also have their sights on the operator of YTS, also known as YIFY. The chief administrator would be a resident of New Zealand. The representatives would have threatened a million thing.

MPAA boss Chris Dodd has a statement to include The Globe and Mail reported that the lawsuits are part of a more comprehensive approach to the MPAA and its international partners to prevent theft of content. It is unclear what the precise status of the lawsuits, but sources tell TorrentFreak that participation in a number of the defendants to reduce their possible punishment. They may do so in exchange for information.


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