The site that provides much of the content for illegal movies shown on the “Popcorn Time” app,, has been shut down after the Motion Picture Association of America won court orders in Canada and New Zealand.
“Popcorn Time and YTS are illegal platforms that exist for one clear reason: to distribute stolen copies of the latest motion pictures and television shows without compensating the people who worked so hard to make them,” said MPAA Chairman Chris Dodd in a statement (PDF).
According to the piracy news site TorrentFreak, YTS stopped functioning in mid-October. Now the MPAA has taken credit for that and the shutdown. MPAA sued three “key Canadian operators” of on October 9 in Federal Court in Canada. was said by its operators to be the “official” PopcornTime fork. On October 16, the MPAA’s member studios obtained an injunction ordering the site to shut down.
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