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Dallas Buyers Club files third lawsuit over Popcorn Time

In recent years, no mainstream movie has resulted in more litigation than Dallas Buyers Club, starring Matthew McConaughey. Voltage Pictures, the studio that produced the Oscar-winning film, followed up awards season with lawsuit season, filing hundreds of cases since early 2014 against pirates alleged to have downloaded its film illegally via BitTorrent.

Now, Voltage's most litigious company has swung into action to follow a new trend: filing lawsuits against users of "Popcorn Time," an app that's been described as "BitTorrent for dummies," which allows viewing of movies through an easy-to-use, Netflix-like interface.

Dallas Buyers Club LLC filed a complaint (PDF) naming 10 anonymous Comcast subscribers in Oregon. The complaint was electronically filed on Sunday and reported earlier today by TorrentFreak. It was filed by Carl Crowell, the same attorney who has filed the other two Popcorn Time suits. Crowell didn't respond to a request for comment on the new suit.

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