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lurch234

What a effing a**hole. He's not only getting other products delisted but he's actually intimidating other vendors with legal action unless they provide his lawyer with the number of sold boxes as well as their price to effectively,

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quickly execute a reasonable settlement agreement with my client regarding all past sales as well as a license agreement for sales going forward.

 

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steven36

LOL  you cant stop iptv  because its not the ADDON makers that does it nor is it Kodi's fault  i can watch IPTV in  Palemoon , Firefox  or Chrome should they outlaw browsers too?  Fully loaded  Firefox :lol:.. It's like shutting down P2P sites when most of the releases come from the scene.  :dance:

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I4rg£8all8ag

What a cheeky b:stard, 🔫

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7 hours ago, Cerberus said:

I will be sitting back watching the war...taking bets.  lmao!  :)

If there is any war piracy  is wining  they shut Napster  down people used Napster clones  then they shut most of clones down by then P2P evolved ..using black boxes on satellite and cable is older than the WWW even  If they stopped these addons you can still watch iptv in you're browser just throw the telly out the bloody window and get you a 4k monitor .

 

  If they closed down all these iptv sites it still would not matter you can stream it or download it a hour latter through p2p and filehost  , and even if they stop this I can go rent dvds instead of buying them and make my DVDs like i did in the dailup days.  I dont really like iptv it reminds me of cable or satellite were everything comes on when the networks want you too watch it ..i rather watch something  on my time and also many channels have commercials  scene and p2p releases dont have none of these annoyances like i said before I have satellite and can sign in  and watch stuff legal  on the internet but i dont never use it.   .  

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Kodi hits out at TVAddons, says it should be shut down

 

Kodi has called for TVAddons to be ‘shut down because it brings misery to everyone’ in an appeal that they posted on Twitter.

 

However, in a recent court case in Canada, the developers were allowed to put their library back online – a blow for Kodi as the library can be used for both legal and illegal content.
 

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Let's hope tvaddons gets shut down regardless cause they bring nothing but misery to everyone.

— Kodi (@KodiTV) October 2, 2017

 

 

 

Kodi tweeted: ‘Let’s hope tvaddons gets shut down regardless cause they bring nothing but misery to everyone.’

 

However TV Addons responded quickly claiming that the person running Kodi’s social media accounts is : ‘is definitely not in touch with your userbase’.

The conversation went on with Kodi responding with: ‘At least the entire team shares this same opinion’.

TVAddons then tweeted: ‘Definitely don’t believe that one!’

 

In a statement released to Beta News, a spokesperson for TVAddons said:

 

“TVAddons is not a piracy site, it’s a platform for developers of open source add-ons for the Kodi media center. As a community platform filled with user-generated content, we have always acted in accordance with the law and swiftly complied whenever we received a DMCA takedown notice. “

 

Previously Kodi Project Manager Nathan Betzen told TorrentFreak that he was concerned that Kodi adds-on could be used to spy on devices say “The person [in control of]the repo could do whatever they wanted. If some malware author wanted, he could easily install a watcher that reports back the user’s IP address and everything they were doing in Kodi.”

 

Kodi legally allows some content to be streamed to TVs and mobile devices. However, some add-ons allow illegal content to be viewed such as Premier League football.

This resulted in an open discussion about whether games should be streamed legally to reduce internet piracy.

 

Source:

http://tech.thaivisa.com/kodi-hits-tvaddons-says-shut/24739/

 

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MPAA warns of emerging Kodi threat

 

Charles Rivkin, CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), has warned US trade representatives of what he describes as an emerging global threat of streaming piracy which is enabled by piracy devices preloaded with software to illicitly stream movies and television programming, posing a “significant and evolving challenge”.

In formal comments submitted to the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) on the world’s most notorious markets for content theft, Rivkin said: “An emerging global threat is streaming piracy which is enabled by piracy devices preloaded with software to illicitly stream movies and television programming and a burgeoning ecosystem of infringing add-ons. The most popular software is an open source media player software, Kodi. Although Kodi is not itself unlawful, and does not host or link to unlicensed content, it can be easily configured to direct consumers toward unlicensed films and television shows,” he advised.

“Websites enable one-click installation of modified software onto set-top boxes or other Internet-connected devices. This modified software taps into an ecosystem of infringing content add-ons and portals to illicitly stream movies and television programming live or ‘on demand’, he noted.

“There are more than 750 websites offering infringing devices or software. Moreover, vendors online and in malls, markets and trade shows market ‘fully loaded’ devices that are preconfigured to access unlicensed content, further reducing the complexity of accessing pirated works. The rapid growth of this problem is startling – six per cent of North American households have a device with Kodi software configured to access pirated content and of the 38 million active Kodi users globally, 26 million use piracy add-on repository tvaddons.ag. Tvaddons.ag is currently offline,” he added.

In the filing, Rivkin noted that the American film and television industry contributes significantly to the US economy, supporting two million American jobs and registering a positive services trade surplus of $13.3 billion (€11.3bn). “This economic activity is increasingly linked to the legal digital marketplace for creative content, which now consists of more than 460 unique platforms and services across the globe,” he advised. “However, online content theft undermines the economic success of film and television, threatens the livelihoods of millions of creators, and harms consumers by spreading viruses and malware,” he warned, suggesting that, in particular, streaming device piracy poses a significant and evolving challenge.

 

 

Source:

http://advanced-television.com/2017/10/04/mpaa-warns-of-emerging-kodi-threat/

 

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