UK blocks five Popcorn Time download sites, illegal streaming service carries on regardless

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Illegal streaming service Popcorn Time has been the bête noire of the movie studios every since it emerged last year. Now the UK’s High Court has ruled that the country’s five biggest broadband providers must block five websites that host the app download. It’s a hollow victory for the copyright holders. The order means Sky, BT, EE, TalkTalk and VirginMedia will have to prevent their customers from viewing those pages, but others will spring up almost instantly. Meanwhile, the Popcorn Time service itself – which recently made the leap to non-jailbroken iOS devices – will carry on regardless, thanks to its…

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