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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

MPAA confirms its responsibility for shutting down PopcornTime

"The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has claimed responsibility for the shutdown of the main Popcorn Time fork, PopcornTime.io, and torrent site YTS.

PopcornTime.io shut down late last month due to what was reported as internal conflicts between developers, fear that an upcoming paid service could land them in legal trouble and various hosting issues.

The MPAA, however, has now come forward with news that several of its member studios filed a lawsuit in the Federal Court of Canada on October 9. A week later, they obtained an injunction to shut down the service. As The Hollywood Reporter notes, the statement of claim was under seal until today."

Full story on The Hollywood Reporter.
Federal Court Statement of Claim here.

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