A group of copyright holders is suing Popcorn Time app and a VPN service to spread and promote their content without permission. Apart from requesting the defendants to appear before the court, the plaintiffs have also asked for an injunction to block the Popcorn Time app’s domain from transferring to others.
Popcorn Time App Sued For Sharing Infringing Content
Popcorn Time app is a popular platform for reaching several copyrighted content for free. As being one of the notorious piracy platforms, it’s now being sued by a group of moviemakers alongside a VPN named VPN.ht on a similar purpose.
The copyright holders group – consists of Voltage Pictures, Millennium Media, and CineTel Film has filed a lawsuit against the few piracy hosting platforms like YTS, Popcorn Time app, and Showbox last month. They have amended the lawsuit to add a VPN service named VPN.ht, which is said to be promoting piracy content.
While the defendants of both VPN.ht and the Popcorn Time app are ordered to appear before the court, the amended case included the name of 42 Ventures as one of the plaintiffs. This is because the Hawaiian company has Kerry Culpepper as one of the directors, who owns the Popcorn Time app’s copyright trademark.
He has even used the domain authority in earlier leaks. The plaintiffs finally asked the court to direct the Popcorn Time app’s domain registrar to block the domain from transferring to others and PayPal to freeze the funds of VPN.ht to put additional pressure on it. Also, they requested companies like Cloudflare, GitHub, and PayPal to disclose available information on these defendants.