Rightscorp announced today that the company has launched a Popcorn Time Protection service for content owners who want to prevent unauthorized streaming of their content via the application Popcorn Time.
Popcorn Time is essentially the Netflix for pirated content. The illegal BitTorent-based software application has become an extremely popular way for people to illegally stream movies and TV shows.
The service announced by Rightscorp includes continuous monitoring of the Popcorn Time network and associated data collection and reporting services.
Christopher Sabec, CEO of Rightscorp stated, “Popcorn Time is a clear and present danger to Hollywood and directly threatens the right of the creators and owners of content to determine how their content is distributed. We believe our new Popcorn Time Protection service is the only scalable solution for this major threat to Hollywood. Popcorn Time is unaffected by domain blocking and by DMCA takedown notices. The latest numbers show that U.S. home video revenues have dropped 30% since the rise of torrent file sharing, including all new revenues from streaming services like Amazon Prime and Netflix. Our solution has the potential to reverse the revenue losses, reverse the layoffs, and even help shore up the declining share prices currently vexing the media companies. We call on the management and shareholders of content creators to say ‘enough is enough’ and stop allowing millions of infringers to distribute their content for free on Popcorn Time and other peer-to-peer networks.”