On March 3, 2015, "The Atlantic" published an article on the website Popcorn Time, noting Popcorn Time isn't necessarily doing anything illegal.
In Germany, this does not apply to the users of Popcorn time!
Using Popcorn Time or any other torrent network for copyrighted material is illegal as it is not just a stream, but illegal file sharing and can be quite costly, as the user might receive a letter to cease and desist and pay legal and license fees of up to 1000 EUR.
So it's a good idea, not to use Popcorn Time or similar torrent stream websites in Germany.
Questions? Since 2008, I have counseled and represented clients from all over Germany, that have been fined for filesharing. For an FAQ on Abmahnungen due to alleged file sharing, please see my article here:
In file sharing cases, I do not charge a fee for an initial consultation over the phone. Call me at
0631 / 84 27 759 Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm for a free consultation, if you like. Or write me an e-mail to kanzlei(at)polishuk.de and ask for a return call at a time that suits you.
Tel: 0631 / 84 27 759
Fax: 0631 / 27 75 73 009