Popcorn Time Blamed For Movie Streaming Piracy Explosion

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Norway, a country that has reportedly all but eradicated music piracy, is reportedly facing a new piracy crisis. After a study found that the illegal streaming of movies and TV shows has doubled in a year, entertainment industry groups are now threatening to take action against users of Popcorn Time. Blocking lawsuits against ISPs are also on the horizon.

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