Popcorn Time Attempts a new P2P Approach to Slip Past Legal Action
Gabriel Roşu / 2 years ago
‘Free’ movie sharing service, Popcorn Time, has gone through a number of lawsuits in the past for its attempt to provide its users with pirated movies. However, the service is attempting another comeback and by adopting peer-to-peer based services.
Popcorn Time believes that hosting data directly with its users and no longer relying on domains and centralised servers might slip past legal action that can be taken against them. Reports say that the approach is similar to what BitTorrent is currently using, allowing the service to work even if the main servers are down.
The application is said to also be getting a security update, more specifically, encrypted updates. This is said to prevent malicious code slipping into the community by using a series of cryptographic signatures for its software updates.
While P2P has been used by others in the past and proven to be unsuccessful, the service states that it will be its “sweetest revenge” and “biggest victory” yet.
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