A group of movie companies, including Bodyguard Productions, Cobbler Nevada, Criminal Productions, Dallas Buyers Club, and Venice PI, hit Cloudflare
with a DMCA subpoena in a Hawaiian federal court. The companies tried to keep the request quiet, but Torrentfreak
managed to obtain a copy of the documents. The movie companies allegedly want "details of the operators behind Showboxbuzz.com, Showbox.software, Rawapk.com, Popcorn-time.to, Popcorntime.sh, YTS.ag, and YTS.gg." It appears that Cloudflare is going to give in to the request.
Posted by alphaatlas
10:40 AM (CDT)
The subpoena itself doesn't reveal anything about the intentions of the movie companies, however. The targeted sites are not listed in the original lawsuit, but it's possible the owners are suspected of being linked to the defendants. In any case, it is clear that the movie outfits see the information as potentially valuable evidence in their legal battle. The question remains, of course, whether the information Cloudflare has on record will be of use. Many operators of pirate sites and services do their best to shield the true operators from being exposed.