Popcorn Time App Mirror

The Blog of Tom Webster

  2014-03-16 07:41:00 PDT

If you’ve read anything about the Popcorn Time app recently, you know they’ve shuttered their doors. But if you’ve been on the internet any time in the past 10 years, you know it’s just about impossible to take things off the net. Luckily, I had an idea of what was about to happen, so I grabbed everything I could before it was taken down. Technology like this should be distributed, learned from, and enjoyed.

Keep in mind, the software is open source, and you can get the source code for all of the Popcorn Time projects here. If for some reason, the repositories are removed from GitHub, here is an up-to-date (as of Sun Mar 16 11:54:50 EDT 2014) zip file containing all of the public repositories under that account.

The installer packages are here: Linux64 (Beta 2.5), OSX (Beta 2.5), Windows (Beta 2.5).

If for some reason my links are inaccessable, you can grab everything here: https://mega.co.nz/#!6JRj0IaK!Nj3TQE1rv1Vpl1KCs69rKUP4HUyB_1GeNEhVllvkOOQ

I’m sure this post will come under fire from some parties, but if you feel inclined to keep this tech around: Mirror the hell out of everything here. Put it up on your servers, sites, file sharing sites, whatever.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Copyright infringement isn’t a technology problem, it’s a business problem. Netflix single handedly stopped an incredible amount of people from torrenting, simply because it was better, easier, and worth the money. Want to stop piracy? Make a better service.