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CotoMovies Shut Down, User’s Data Exposing To Authority: Users Privacy is in Risk

The countdown of movie streaming apps shutting is on the peak, Yes after Moviebox, Showbox now CotoMovies is dead. The Cotomovies is a pirated movie site that offers free movie streaming to users. Offcourse Piracy is theft and now this lesson learnt from almost movie streaming sites who involved in piracy and selling copyrighted content for free.

Cotomovies shut down by Tweakbox under the pressure of original movie makers of Hellboy & Angel Has Fallen for piracy and selling copyright content, The app also exposing the data of it’s users to Authority.

CotoMovies Shut Down for stealing users info
CotoMovies Shut Down

Why CotoMovies Shut Down?

Yes, the CotoMovies was a illegal movie streaming site which shut down a few weeks ago, It all happened When Tweakbox (an illicit software distribution service that provides ad-free & pirated versions of apps/games on iOS) shut down many movies streaming apps under the pressure of some moviemakers includes the makers of Hellboy & Angel Has Fallen.

The main action has taken by the Hosting providers Digital Ocean and Hivelocity who ask Tweakbox to reveal the details of the account connected to Tweakbox, There were so many movie streaming apps were connected with Tweakbox which includes CotoMovies, Popcorn Time and MediaBox HD. Other didn’t face many issues but CotoMovies couldn’t save itself from shutting down because of publishing copyright content.

Apart from shutting down the main website, the CotoMovies Twitter account also was suspended. To solve the issues and to bring CotoMovies back the site owners tried a lot but the site got banned permanently. A few days ago the app send an apology message from the devs explaining why they shut down the app, also suggest the users to use the non pirated and legal apps to watch movies online or other content.

In His Apology, he said I apologize to the owner of motion pictures Hellboy and Angel Have Fallen and other content owners those constnt contributed to the Cotomovies. I have learned a great lesson from this really strong legal action and in future, I will not promote illegal content, I also suggest to CotoMovies users to watch the legal and copyright content. This is really a great damage for me to lost such app in which I invest mooner, efforts and time. I apologise to Motion pictures who invest their lost of times, efforts and money in creating motion pictures. I fully respect the law and the action taken by it, I do agree with the intellectual property laws and strongly urge those who used my app to use legal apps to watch movies.

Developer Shares the User Data (Privacy Risk)

Apart from publishing the copyright content of the original publishers, The owner of Cotomovies also shared the personal information of their users to the authorities. For this action, the developers of the app Apologise publicly in a public statement :

“I want to express my sincere regret to the owners of the motion pictures Hellboy and Angel Has Fallen as well as all rights holders for inducing and contributing to copyright infringements by my operation of the app CotoMovies. From this stressful legal experience, I have learned to appreciate the damage apps such as CotoMovies do to those who invest their time, effort and money to create motion pictures. I now plan to fully respect intellectual property laws and strongly urge those who used my app to use legal apps to watch movies. To this end, I have agreed to transfer to counsel for the rights holders user data and communications under my possession and control so that they can enforce their valuable intellectual property.”

Copyright Owners Likely to Target App Users

In a statement the Copyright Owners of Hellboy & Angel said, it will also take the legal action against the users of Cotomovies for using the app which is illegal and pirated. The Movies makers ask to Tweakbox to shut down the Cotompovies and other movie streaming apps terminating the rules of Piracy and selling copyright content for free.

What Users Should Do For Safe And Legal Streaming?

As we already discussed, the users can face serious legal action to watch the pirated or illegal content for free or using the banned streaming sites, like Showbox, Moviebox or Cotomovies. So we will advise you to go for legal sites to watch movies, Tv shows, live streaming or other content. Do not a violation of copyright laws. To keep your privacy safe, you must use the VPN while streaming any site, you can connect to a secure VPN while using the third party streaming apps to prevent the developers from logging your identifiable activities.

You can go for the best VPN providers like Express VPN, Hola VPN, Nord or any other VPN, Make sure you are using the Best VPN while Torrenting or streaming online.

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