Popcorn Time, a project that completely cuts out all the tech mumbo jumbo between the uninitiated and a seemingly infinite supply of pirated movies, made a stir at it’s launch. Soon after, it shut down after fearing vengeance from the movie industry. The good folks at YTS (YIFY) have decided to take over the project, fearing no repercussions. Apparently, they ain’t neva scared.
“The YTS team will now be picking up the Popcorn Time project and continuing on like previously. We are in a better position copyright wise as for us, because it’s build on our API, it’s as if we have built another interface to our website. We are no worse off managing the project than we would be just supplying the movies,” the dev explains with an interview with ShowerHacks.com.“
It’s our vision at YTS that we see through projects like these and that just because they create a little stir in the public, it doesn’t mean they are shut down. That stir is exactly what the public needs and it’s already evident that people are becoming more aware of copyright-related issues.”