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.
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.