MPAA filed lawsuits in Canada and NZ to close down film pirates
The MPAA can and can hunt pirates down wherever they’re, it appears. In accordance with TorrentFreak, the affiliation sued three popcorntime.io builders in Canada earlier in October, accusing them of “numerous copyright infringing acts.” Since then, it has efficiently obtained an injunction, which ordered the web site’s shutdown. For those who’ve by no means heard of the service earlier than, it is a web site that streams pirated films, which even works with Chromecasts and AirPlay-enabled units. It isn’t the one Popcorn Time model out there on the web, nevertheless it’s the preferred fork of the unique app that additionally shuttered due to the MPAA again in 2014.
Across the similar time, the affiliation additionally filed a lawsuit in New Zealand towards one other nicely-recognized film pirate: YTS or YIFY, whose operator lives within the nation. YIFY stopped importing new releases in mid-October, and TorrentFreak says it isn’t coming again. The publication has additionally revealed that the lawsuits’ defendants at the moment are negotiating agreements with the MPAA, “probably in trade for info.”
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