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Butter Project or simply Butter is a suite of open source desktop and mobile applications that allow video-streaming over the BitTorrent protocol. The project was first made public on 23 October 2015. The aim is to create a completely legal base which other applications can use to provide streaming functionality.
Butter Project was created as a split from Popcorn Time when the latter met legal difficulties — with Butter Project aiming to retain development of only expressly legal and permissible portions of the code-base, relating to video-streaming. The developers have asserted Butter Project will not use any of the popcorntime.io infrastructure. Butter Project is not aimed at allowing copyright infringement, but aims to build the groundworks for streaming video over BitTorrent. By having a legal portion which remains on GitHub the creators hope they can get more developers involved.
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