XBMC Foundation shows ads ‘pirate add-ons’ to remove eBay




The XBMC Foundation, responsible for the development of the XBMC media player software, has filed with eBay takedown requests. It involves advertisers for XBMC recommend suitable hardware with pre-installed add-ons that give access to illegal content.

Thousands of ads on eBay found that XBMC media players are being touted as standard equipped with add-ons to view include pirated movies, TV series and sports channels. This is evident from the sore leg XBMC Foundation, reports TorrentFreak. The organization behind the XBMC media player software filed with eBay requests to remove such advertisements from the auction site.

According to the XBMC Foundation advertisers violate the trademark rights of XBMC by the software as standard with ‘illegal’ add-ons. The organization does not focus on the creators of these add-ons, as they do not violate trademark rights and the organization says it wants to remain neutral in the public debate on piracy. Companies may incidentally be XBMC versions with ‘pirate add-ons offer if they offer the open source software under a different name. This is possible because the open source software is freely available under a GPL v2 license.

Ebay would have been removed ads. Yet a simple search shows that there are numerous providers which third-party add-ons are preinstalled. That XBMC installations on mostly Android media players sell on eBay It is unclear, therefore, whether the takedown requests effect. The XBMC Foundation has announced that it will actively protect the brand Kodi, which will be used for the next XBMC version.


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