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Popcorn Time is a multi-platform, free and open source media player. The program is intended as a free alternative to subscription-based video streaming services such as Netflix. The program streams torrents directly from the swarm and can be used to stream any number of different multimedia sources.
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When you click the link to the website, this comes up:
We have received reports that this application may be dangerous. See comment from our admins below:
It's using p2p, that means it's illegal.
What?? Wow. Where does one even begin?
But more importantly...
What in the world is going on here? The second statement is patently false, the first statement is probably false, and both statements are needlessly alarmist. If you feel the need to say something about piracy, how about something like, "This application may be used to illegally obtain copyrighted material. Be aware of the laws in your jurisdiction and the potential consequences of breaking them."
This is really disappointing, and I hope it's the work of a rogue admin and will be undone.
edit: Thank you for eliminating the worst part of it. "May not be safe" and "may be dangerous" I think still imply the program may directly harm the user's data or privacy.
[Edited by UniverseMan, March 11]
I totally agree. p2p is not illegal as such. Alarmist, and factually incorrect. Copying from wikipedia:
"The act of file sharing is not illegal and peer-to-peer networks are used for legitimate purposes. The legal issues in file sharing involve violating the laws of copyrighted material. Most discussions about the legality of file sharing are implied to be about solely copyright material. Many countries have fair use exceptions that permit limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. Such documents include commentary, news reporting, research and scholarship. Copyright laws are territorial- they do not extend beyond the territory of a specific state unless that state is a party to an international agreement. Most countries today are parties to at least one such agreement."
tl;dr , now using the warning provided by Popcorn Time itself: "Downloading copyrighted material may be illegal in your country. Use at your own risk."
[Edited by tabakis, March 11]
P.S interesting article on popcorn time @ http://www.osnews.com/story/27609
What PT really needs is an account based system where we can save our favourite multimedia and possibly a forum type dealio where we cahn use said accounts to chat and talk all within the PT app. Also, having your favourite multimedia tied to your account would mean that you could switch between versions of PT and still have your favs synced up and ready to go.
However, having an account to use PT should never be forced.
Check ZeroNet for making a server on the cloud. Decentralized server that is free of cost and advertisement. People who use the server also run it.
Most original developers have left the project, but Popcorn Time is back again.
Awesome, that's it. Very cool graphic and layout, stunning with subs. What more can i ask for ?
I loved the software they made and I am really sad right now cuz pop corn is gone gone gone I wish if I having a knowledge of how to build an application like so I would totally do it , its a big loss for us all , we will miss you popcorn time.
People should not hit'n'run torrents. It has seed issues.
Please seed your favorite content till you start to bleed! Thx in the name of the others.
Many torrent clients have the seed ratio setting. Set it to 2,0 then set to delete them if you do not have enough space to keep them alive. It helps a lot also.
My favorite torrent client is: qBittorrent
Popcorn uses YTS.AG's tracker...there are a lot of fake YTS yify sites, watch out!