The legality of the site needs to be debated and at the same time, using a drastic measure without any judicial review is unnecessary. According to Tom Fredrik Blenning, the managing director of EFN, it is an important case which focuses on the limits of free speech.
The Digital Rights groups believe that domain seizure is only appropriate in extreme cases, when human lives are at stake. As it goes, this was certainly not a case like that.
In United States, the House Judiciary Committee chairman along with John Conyers, a ranking member, warned that applications like Popcorn Time can take advantage of the set-top box market in the future.
Members expressed their concern through a letter to Tom Wheeler, the FCC chairman.
According to these members, the FCC proposals could lead to the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted content. In the letter to FCC, it was mentioned that legitimate content creators are quite worried about the future when set top boxes or their equivalents, could make use of apps like Popcorn Time.
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