Popcorn Time sites soon blocked in the United Kingdom

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We’ve just posted the following news: Popcorn Time sites soon blocked in the United Kingdom[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2014/12/myce-popcorn-time-95x75.png[/newsimage]

The 5 largest ISPs in the United Kingdom have to block websites of two Popcorn Time forks. Also access to 4 “regular” streaming sites has to be prevented by the providers, ruled a British court.

            Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/popcorn-time-sites-soon-blocked-in-the-united-kingdom-75924/](http://www.myce.com/news/popcorn-time-sites-soon-blocked-in-the-united-kingdom-75924/)

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#2

Is GB turning emulating China regarding Internet censorship?


#3

Did this judge watch every single video on the site, check to see who ownes each copyright, see if these sites have the rights to distribute these videos, and check to see if there are any fair use laws that permit unlisenced usage (I assume the British have a fair use system), before determining that “Popcorn Time doesn’t serve any legitimate goal as nobody uses Popcorn Time to view legal content”. Or, did he just take the MPAA bribe friendly advice and shut the websites down without thinking? Given how hard the first one sounds, I’m guessing the latter.

Meanwhile, the party that deserves to be shut down, the MPAA, is still getting away with their international crimes.