75,000 Popcorn Time users will be getting a surprise in the mail this fall

photo: Popcorn TIme

photo: Popcorn Time

Authorities in Norway have told users of the popular pirate streaming service Popcorn Time to expect “a surprise in the mail,” after the Rights Alliance claims it has has gathered data on 51,000-75,000 users of the site. […] The Rights Alliance is legally allowed to monitor people it suspects to be pirating. However, monitoring IP addresses is one thing, it would need to go through the courts to be allowed collaborate with ISPs to obtain the names and addresses behind them. – Amanda Connolly, The Next Web