Kodi team will take action against vendors’ piraterij’ media players

Feb

16

2016

The team behind the Kodi media player software is starting using their brand against webshops ready-made sell media players with Kodi and suggest that there may be free examined recent films and series.

Kodi According Kodi project manager Nathan Betzen is the problem that more and more online shops who want to make quick money by selling media player. The shops provide these players Kodi software and a number of add-ons that can be given without payment recent films or series. Stores that do advertise these opportunities often without telling that this is illegal.

Betzen states that though piracy add-ons are often of poor quality and that the difference between users and Kodi not see the add-ons. In addition, the web shops in question would use Kodi name to give it an official appearance. The result is that there are many users on the forum Kodi complain about inadequate service and bugs.

The team behind the software has enough of this confusion and has decided to act against webshops that such practices. To do this, the Kodi team has filed a trademark. Then the developers want to maintain their trademark and through notice-and-takedown procedures crackdown on online shops that give the impression that it is Kodi products to the media players.

The makers do not focus solely on online shops that sell Kodi with pre-installed media players, but also YouTube personalities Kodi praise as a way to get free content. That they want to ensure that Kodi is no longer associated with offending add-ons. Also wants to prevent the team in the future situations such as the removal of Kodi from the Amazon Appstore. It is not the first time that members of the Kodi-team action this way. The end of 2014, when Kodi had replaced the name XBMC, requested they already Ebay to remove ads for “piraterij’ media players.

In the Netherlands the sale of such prepared media players pending a decision of the European court has not banned, so ruled the court in December. Brain then tried through the courts to enforce a ban on sales of Movie Streamer media players, because it would facilitate copyright infringements.

Kodi’s open source media center software, which used to be on Windows, Linux, OS X, Android and iOS. It is therefore often installed on HTPC’s and single-board computers. Users are free to write their own software, for example in the form of add-ons.

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