It seems that the creators of the acclaimed - as well as criticized - Popcorn Time's on-demand content service have decided to take action on the matter due to the pressure suffered by being a pirate or illegal platform . And it is that, according to themselves, these policies are hindering their chances of growing and improving by not finding developers who want to collaborate and work in this service of dubious reputation . That is why they have created a new project , completely legal , and which remains distant from Popcorn Time in essence, although the form is the same.
This is the Butter Project , a new project by this team that wants to separate itself from the criticism and pressure suffered to attract more collaborators. Now, the idea is very similar: to create a content service that is distributed through the BitTorrent network , but working in a totally legal framework both with regard to the base (code) of this tool, and to the contents that it houses (movies and series). Does this mean that Popcorn Time will disappear? Or that Butter Project will be an empty platform? No and no.
According to the people in charge of Popcorn Time on their blog, the idea is to separate the two projects, keeping the initial one as it is, with all its films and series available for reproduction on demand without paying a single euro , but working on alternative that remains in the law . At least on its technical basis. In fact, they themselves define it as a Popcorn Time gutted and reassembled, avoiding those pieces that make it illegal . All this with the aim that anyone can contribute to improve the service , working within the law.to offer news and tools without being persecuted.
For anyone to understand: it will be the structure of Popcorn Time, with legal basis and open source . Thus, Butter Project will allow anyone to create and develop their own broadcasting system using the code already created without breaking any laws. But the creative team doesn't pretend that the Butter Project is just a structure without content. Thus, he proposes to fill it with independent entertainment , offering films, series and television programs that are distributed free of charge . Something that allows you to act like Popcorn Time , enjoying content that already comes from vodo.com , but thatdoes not infringe any laws or rights on copyright or intellectual property .
But Butter Project has many more aspirations than offering a simple and colorful streaming service with independent and legal content. And it will be the breeding ground for Popcorn Time improvements . In this way, the Popcorn Time service will end up running on Butter technology , presumably to avoid some of the legal problems. A structure that will be improved now that more developers can work on it without problems . A good strategy to continue offering a pirate streaming servicethat Internet users like a lot, that it is really convenient to enjoy movies and series, and that you can continue to improve. By the way, Butter Project's technology will also reach mobile applications, offering its improvements and qualities also in the Popcorn Time service .