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Popcorn Time, the ‘Netflix for pirates,’ is already back from the dead

Published Mar 17th, 2014 12:01PM EDT
Netflix For Pirates Is Back

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The sleekest, most intuitive platform for pirated movie streaming we’ve ever seen was shut down by its creators at the end of last week, but one torrent site has taken on the task of resurrecting the defunct Popcorn Time. According to TorrentFreak, the team at torrent site YTS “will now be picking up the Popcorn Time project and continuing on like previously.” YTS believes it is in a better position regarding copyrights than the original designers were, meaning the app should stay online for the foreseeable future.

“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,” says YTS developer Jduncanator. “That stir is exactly what the public needs and it’s already evident that people are becoming more aware of copyright-related issues.”

If you’d like to check out the new Popcorn Time, a Github page for the project can be found here, but keep in mind, streaming pirated movies is still illegal. Stream at your own risk.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.