Kodi Lawsuit? Illegal Streaming Crackdown? Is Kodi Dead? What Addons & Repos Are in the GraveYard?
In case you haven’t heard by now, ZemTV – a popular Kodi add-on – is being sued by Dish Network in a Federal Court in Texas. This lawsuit has shaken up the Kodi Community. The news has forced some 3rd party developers to call it quits. Unofficial Kodi add-ons such as Phoenix and Evolve have been sent to the graveyard. Most notably, TVAddons (Fusion’s central repo) is currently down. Developers insist that abandoning their add-ons has nothing to do with the Dish Network lawsuit. However, I beg to differ. In this update video, I will discuss whether or not Kodi itself is under fire… or merely the 3rd party add-ons.
Note: Kodi itself is 100% legal. So is the act of streaming content under current federal laws. Where things get tricky, however, is when 3rd party developers host paid content on their servers that allow end users to freely stream content [via unofficial addons] that would otherwise have to be paid for (PPV events). This is already viewed as unauthorized streaming. New federal laws may address this in the near future. Let’s see what happens.