The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is one of the largest NGOs in the movie world, and now they have won a major victory in the United Kingdom. The High Court of Justice has ordered five of the country’s biggest internet service providers to block access to four Popcorn Time variants.
Popcorntime.io, popcorn-time.se, flixtor.me and isoplex.isohunt.to were included in the order handed down by High Court Justice Colin Birss.
“It is manifest that the Popcorn Time application is used in order to watch pirated content on the Internet and indeed it is also manifest that that it is purpose. No one really uses Popcorn Time in order to watch lawfully available content,” Bliss wrote, as quoted by TorrentFreak. “The point of Popcorn Time is to infringe copyright. The Popcorn Time application has no legitimate purpose.”
But a recent Popcorn Time blog post makes it clear the fight isn’t over yet.
“We aren’t sponsored by anyone, we don’t have a paid team of people behind the project, we aren’t a business, and we don’t have any affiliations,We are a community.”