Can’t access Showbox? Here’s what actually happened to our favorite streaming application –
Pirates and freeloaders of the world are not going to enjoy this news at all. The infamous free content streaming app Showbox and Moviebox of iOS and Android are likely to go offline forever. It was previously reported that a free streaming and viewing service in Moviebox was reportedly taken down. In a move to constrict the illicit use and distribution of content around the world wide web. The pain stricken community now find themselves dazed with the rumors of Showbox also taking a hit of this anti-piracy drive.
Why Showbox Apk Suddenly Closed?
It was reported earlier on that the free content streaming app Showbox went offline since yesterday and has not come back online ever since. Users across the social media platforms have come out and reported the app is not responsive. Unlike, Moviebox no official statement or information has been released in the public domain regarding the fate of the free streaming application. However, it is being widely speculated that the app has also been taken down.
The application came under fire when a coalition of independent studios Dallas Buyers Club, Cobbler Nevada, Bodyguard Productions and many others sued the application for promoting piracy. It was not too long ago when pirating websites in pirate bay and torrent took a hit and were taken down. While the focus was majorly aimed at the websites and their users, it now seems like the focus has shifted towards the application market.
A lawsuit has been filed in US district court of Hawaii against the founder Andrew Crow along with the co-founder Mark Willow. The lawsuit also encompasses websites, distributors, and anyone that had ever endorsed the use of the application. The said actions have been taken against founders and distributors for not only distributing copyrighted content but for also misleading the users on the premise that the app legally allows the streaming of the said content.
When Showbox has Reopened:
The case is now in the hands of the justice system; however, it does seem highly unlikely that Showbox and its founders would escape with just a slap on the wrist. The founders might be able to cut a deal or settle the issue outside the boundaries of the justice system, but the fate of the streaming application seems to be sealed. So long, Showbox, it was fun while it lasted. We will miss you dearly.
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