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Over the past week, torrent-based movie and TV streaming service Popcorn Time has been slowly disintegrating. Under mounting pressure from legal and moral issues, a key segment of the development team split off. Creators tried to lift Popcorn Time technology out of the ethical Internet gray area in their launch of “piracy-free” Butter, but it seems it might be too late to save their legacy product. The site running the most popular fork for Popcorn Time, popcorntime.io, has shut down. According to TorrentFreak, Popcorn Time developer Wally said, “I shutdown all the servers, there is nothing I can do anymore. I deleted…

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