(Bloomberg) -- Popcorn Time, the once-popular app that made watching pirated movies and television shows almost as easy as using Netflix, shut down.Most Read from BloombergU.S. Logs Record 1 Million Virus Cases With Data DelayOmicron Cases Are Hitting Highs, But New Data Put End in SightPolice Pinpoint Starting Point of Historic Colorado WildfireHow Safe Is Flying With the Omicron Variant Surging?Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr. Subpoenaed in Asset ProbeThe app debuted in 2014 and within a year be
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BS article doesn’t link to the repo or anything =/

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Why should it link to the repo … the author gave an interview to Bloomberg.

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Because that’s how news is supposed to work… they report on and link to primary sources…

EDIT: there are a bunch of copy-cat repos, how do we know they even talked to the right person?

EDIT2: because its an open-source project, the code still exists when the original author leaves, and can be picked up by others. The project is not dead, so why wouldn’t they link to it?

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  • You can webcam with someone, check the email + pgp signatures. I am not Bloomberg and I am not someone who needs to explain to you how journalism works.
  • If the original author says the project shuts down then we need to take it as-is, and there is an post with rip on the official page.

https://popcorn-time.tw/

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removed by mod

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Locked to avoid clowns hijacking the valid news.

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Same like The-Eye, people are not willingly to support good projects and this is what you get. Does not surprise me, and always eating a 💩- 🥪 results in less or no motivation to continue.

Now shady people will copy it, scam and infect users with fakes… bravo…

I once again blame Piracy Subreddit mods, they were aware of it, did nothing to help here with their 400k user-base to reach out, exactly same like it happened with The-Eye.

The Piracy community here on Lemmy and Reddit went to 💩 so I take over 🚤 🏴‍☠.

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