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      🔥🔥 BEAST SHIELD UPDATED JULY 18th WITH COVENANT & MORE 🔥🔥   07/17/2017

      🔥🔥 BEAST SHIELD UPDATED JULY 18th WITH COVENANT & MORE 🔥🔥 Guys n Gals, This is a game changer for the world of Kodi and trust me it's totally amazing. BIG, BIG thanks goes out to @ChrisB developing this brand new build and @Tech Timeruuu for the video tutorial (see end of post) and adding it to our famous wizard. If you have ever seen the UI of the Nvidia Shield then your in for a big surprise as this build is based on the Shield UI hence the name of this amazing build The "Beast Shield". Anyway enough from me lets get down to the nitty gritty of things and help you all get hold of this BRAND NEW BUILD UPDATED by @ChrisB Your asking why the update already? Well it now has BOB SPORTS for all you sports fans out there and the new COVENANT which is now the new name for Exodus. So it's basically right up to date with the latest working addons for you all to enjoy. How to install The Beast Shield! Simply head on to google or any other search site and type in “The Beast Kodi” after that select the site that fits your location better. VIDEO GUIDE AT BOTTOM OF THIS POST GUYS n GALS 😉 Remember The Beast 1 is for the UK and the Beast 2 is for the US Register at https://thebeast1.com (UK Server) or https://thebeast2.com (US Server) Scroll all the way down to bottom of the page Add a username, email address & password and then click Register PLEASE NOTE when you are registering only use letters and numbers ( apart from the @ in your email ) and do not use any symbols what so ever like ( !#$%^&*()_+?>< ). After the registration notification appears ”Thank you for registering with us. Please log in to continue.” select log in Scroll all the way down to the bottom for the login box. Enter the email & password you used in the first step and click Log in Scroll all the way down again, you’ll see the Name you chose, your chosen email, and verify. Select Verify – DO NOT MISS THIS PART You will see a message that says “It can’t rain all the time” Wait for it to end, Scroll all the way down log in for the last time: If you see VERIFIED  next to your chosen email, you registered successfully. You WILL NOT receive any emails. That has not been in place for months. Please remember if you already have a build already on your Kodi you need to clear the data and cache to enable Kodi to run as a Fresh Install (Fresh Start) Registration Complete, Open Kodi to Install the Latest BEAST SHIELD for KODI 17.3 -From KODI Home Screen > Add-ons > Settings (Gear symbol), top left
      >Enable Unknown Sources. BACK to KODI HOME screen > Settings (Gear Symbol), top left
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      > Add Source. Select None Type the following EXACTLY http://thebeast1.com/repo/ and select Done if you’ve signed up at http://thebeast1.com  OR For the USA source please use http://thebeast2.com/repo – but you must sign up at http://thebeast2.com for this (If one doesn’t work, try the other, but you must register and enter the same one) Highlight the box underneath that says repo, clear it and type beast & Select OK Go back to your Home Screen Add-Ons > Click Open box in top left corner (Add-on Browser) Select Install from zip file Select The Beast Select plugin.video.beast.zip Wait for Wizard enabled notification Go back to your KODI Home Screen Look for The Beast Wizard Under Program Add-ons BUT read below: Highlight or Click WITH 3 line menu button on remote (see below) The Beast Wizard – DO NOT SELECT (if message appears Re-Read) –Open the Context Menu (C on your keyboard, right click with a mouse, long press on touch screen devices or Menu button, usually has 3 lines, on your remote) and select Add-on settings Add the Email and Password you created at the beginning of the guide and select OK Select The Beast Wizard Select the build you wish to install from this wizard – THE BEAST SHIELD Make sure to chose Most Recent Dated Build The Beast Shield will now start to download After the download completes the build will extract NEXT STEP IMPORTANT After extraction if you are on an Android/Amazon device unplug and plug back in and the Beast will be installed, wait 3 minutes for build to load up then ready to use. If on any other device (Windows OSX) select OK, Select OK again Enjoy. As always please like this video and subscribe to my channel to keep bringing you awesome videos. Official site: http://streamhelp.org
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      🔥🔥🔥 THE ROYALIST JULY 31st (KodiTalk & StreamHelp's) VERY OWN BUILD IS OUT NOW! IT'S TOTALLY AWESOME 🔥🔥🔥   07/30/2017

      🔥🔥🔥 THE ROYALIST JULY 31st (KodiTalk & StreamHelp's) 🔥🔥🔥 🔥🔥🔥 VERY OWN BUILD IS OUT NOW! IT'S TOTALLY AWESOME 🔥🔥🔥 Hi, Guys n Gals,                              Yes you read the title correctly, This build is by our man @Tech Timeruuu and it's totally AWESOME !. Everything you would ever need in a build is here and it's so small it will work on anything you wish to install it onto. We got all the latest Movies, TV Shows, Sports and a lot more. All the addons are fully working as of this update but as we know things do change weekly but at the moment this is the only build you will ever need. Trust me people TRY IT. you will be totally amazed with our ROYALIST BUILD. Anyway enough from me time to get on and download and install this magnificent build. Just a note : You will notice we are asking to to register on The Best Sites for this, this is because this build is part of the our franchise and we hold all our builds in the one wizard " The Best Wizard " hence even though you are thinking you are installing The Beast you actually pick The Royalist Build at the end of the installation. How to install the latest Royalist update! Simply head on to google or any other search site and type in “The beast kodi” after that select the site that fits your location better. VIDEO GUIDE AT BOTTOM OF THIS POST GUYS n GALS 😉 Remember The Beast 1 is for the UK and the Beast 2 is for the US Register at https://thebeast1.com (UK Server) or https://thebeast2.com (US Server) Scroll all the way down to bottom of the page Add a username, email address & password and then click Register PLEASE NOTE when you are registering only use letters and numbers ( apart from the @ in your email ) and do not use any symbols what so ever like ( !#$%^&*()_+?>< ). After the registration notification appears ”Thank you for registering with us. Please log in to continue.” select log in Scroll all the way down to the bottom for the login box. Enter the email & password you used in the first step and click Log in Scroll all the way down again, you’ll see the Name you chose, your chosen email, and verify. Select Verify – DO NOT MISS THIS PART You will see a message that says “It can’t rain all the time” Wait for it to end, Scroll all the way down log in for the last time: If you see VERIFIED  next to your chosen email, you registered successfully. You WILL NOT receive any emails. That has not been in place for months. Please remember if you already have a build already on your Kodi you need to clear the data and cache to enable Kodi to run as a Fresh Install (Fresh Start) Registration Complete, Open Kodi to Install the Latest BEAST update for KODI 17.1 -From KODI Home Screen > Add-ons > Settings (Gear symbol), top left
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      > Add Source. Select None Type the following EXACTLY http://thebeast1.com/repo/ and select Done if you’ve signed up at http://thebeast1.com  OR For the USA source please use http://thebeast2.com/repo – but you must sign up at http://thebeast2.com for this (If one doesn’t work, try the other, but you must register and enter the same one) Highlight the box underneath that says repo, clear it and type beast & Select OK Go back to your Home Screen Add-Ons > Click Open box in top left corner (Add-on Browser) Select Install from zip file Select The Beast Select plugin.video.beast.zip Wait for Wizard enabled notification Go back to your KODI Home Screen Look for The Beast Wizard Under Program Add-ons BUT read below: Highlight or Click WITH 3 line menu button on remote (see below) The Beast Wizard – DO NOT SELECT (if message appears Re-Read) –Open the Context Menu (C on your keyboard, right click with a mouse, long press on touch screen devices or Menu button, usually has 3 lines, on your remote) and select Add-on settings Add the Email and Password you created at the beginning of the guide and select OK Select The Beast Wizard Select the build you wish to install from this wizard – THE ROYALIST BUILD Make sure to chose Most Recent Dated Build The Beast will now start to download After the download completes the build will extract NEXT STEP IMPORTANT After extraction if you are on an Android/Amazon device unplug and plug back in and the Beast will be installed, wait 3 minutes for build to load up then ready to use. If on any other device (Windows OSX) select OK, Select OK again Enjoy. As always please like this video and subscribe to my channel to keep bringing you awesome videos. Official site: http://streamhelp.org
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      🔥TOTAL GAME CHANGER 🔥LATEST BEAST WIZARD UPDATE AND REPOSITORY 19th AUGUST 2017   08/17/2017

      🔥TOTAL GAME CHANGER 🔥 LATEST BEAST WIZARD UPDATE AND REPOSITORY Hi Everyone, Well it's been asked for and now you got it! Our latest Beast Wizard and Repo is a total game changer in the world of Kodi and is so simple to install. Once installed it is so powerful it literally does everything for you from fresh start of Kodi to cleaning up and updating your builds without loosing any settings. There is so much in this it is easier to watch the video than to write a install text, so go ahead and watch our video and follow it and you should have no problems at all and updating from now on is a total breeze. BIG thanks goes out to @Tech Timeruuu for creating this wizard and Repo and @ChrisB for our beast builds. I would also like to add and thank:- Thanks to Aftermath Wizard http://aftermathwizard.net/
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  1. 🔥THE FULL STORY 🔥TVAddons Returns, But in Ugly War WithTelcos Over Kodi Addons Bell Canada, TVA, Videotron, and Rogers are collectively suing Kodi addon repository TVAddons, TorrentFreak can reveal. The lawsuit targets TVAddons’ operator for the alleged unlawful distribution of Kodi software addons. It’s fair to say that thus far, this process has revealed some of the most shocking abuses of power ever seen in an online copyright infringement case. After Dish Network filed a lawsuit against TVAddons in Texas, several high-profile Kodi addons took the decision to shut down. Soon after, TVAddons itself went offline. In the weeks that followed, several TVAddons-related domains were signed over (1,2) to a Canadian law firm, a mysterious situation that didn’t dovetail well with the US-based legal action. TorrentFreak can now reveal that the shutdown of TVAddons had nothing to do with the US action and everything to do with a separate lawsuit filed in Canada. The complaint against TVAddons Two months ago on June 2, a collection of Canadian telecoms giants including Bell Canada, Bell ExpressVu, Bell Media, Videotron, Groupe TVA, Rogers Communications and Rogers Media, filed a complaint in Federal Court against Montreal resident, Adam Lackman, the man behind TVAddons. The 18-page complaint details the plaintiffs’ case against Lackman, claiming that he communicated copyrighted TV shows including Game of Thrones, Prison Break, The Big Bang Theory, America’s Got Talent, Keeping Up With The Kardashians and dozens more, to the public in breach of copyright. The key claim is that Lackman achieved this by developing, hosting, distributing or promoting Kodi add-ons. Adam Lackman, the man behind TVAddons (@adam.lackman on Instagram) A total of 18 major add-ons are detailed in the complaint including 1Channel, Exodus, Phoenix, Stream All The Sources, SportsDevil, cCloudTV and Alluc, to name a few. Also under the spotlight is the ‘FreeTelly’ custom Kodi build distributed by TVAddons alongside its Kodi configuration tool, Indigo. “[The defendant] has made the [TV shows] available to the public by telecommunication in a way that allows members of the public to have access to them from a place and at a time individually chosen by them…consequently infringing the Plaintiffs’ copyright…in contravention of sections 2.4(1.1), 3(1)(f) and 27(1) of the Copyright Act,” the complaint reads. The complaint alleges that Lackman “induced and/or authorized users” of the FreeTelly and Indigo tools to carry out infringement by his handling and promotion of infringing add-ons, including through TVAddons.ag and Offshoregit.com, in contravention of sections 3(1)(f) and 27(1) of the Copyright Act. “Approximately 40 million unique users located around the world are actively using Infringing Addons hosted by TVAddons every month, and approximately 900,000 Canadian households use Infringing Add-ons to access television content. The amount of users of Infringing add-ons hosted TVAddons is constantly increasing,” the complaint adds. To limit the harm allegedly caused by TVAddons, the complaint asked for interim, interlocutory, and permanent injunctions restraining Lackman and associates from developing, promoting or distributing any of the allegedly infringing add-ons or software. On top, the plaintiffs requested punitive and exemplary damages, plus costs. The interim injunction and Anton Piller Order Following the filing of the complaint, on June 9 the Federal Court handed down a time-limited interim injunction against Lackman which restrained him from various activities in respect of TVAddons. The process took place ex parte, meaning in secret, without Lackman being able to mount a defense. The Court also authorized a bailiff and computer forensics experts to take control of Internet domains including TVAddons.ag and Offshoregit.com plus social media and hosting provider accounts for a period of 14 days. These were transferred to Daniel Drapeau at DrapeauLex, an independent court-appointed supervising counsel. The order also contained an Anton Piller order, a civil search warrant that grants plaintiffs no-notice permission to enter a defendant’s premises in order to secure and copy evidence to support their case, before it can be destroyed or tampered with. The order covered not only data related to the TVAddons platform, such as operating and financial details, revenues, and banking information, but everything in Lackman’s possession. The Court ordered the telecoms companies to inform Lackman that the case against him is a civil proceeding and that he could deny entry to his property if he wished. However, that option would put him in breach of the order and would place him at risk of being fined or even imprisoned. Catch 22 springs to mind. The Court did, however, put limits on the number of people that could be present during the execution of the Anton Piller order (ostensibly to avoid intimidation) and ordered the plaintiffs to deposit CAD$50,000 with the Court, in case the order was improperly executed. That decision would later prove an important one. The search and interrogation of TVAddons’ operator On June 12, the order was executed and Lackman’s premises were searched for more than 16 hours. For nine hours he was interrogated and effectively denied his right to remain silent since non-cooperation with an Anton Piller order amounts to contempt of court. The Court’s stated aim of not intimidating Lackman failed. The TVAddons operator informs TorrentFreak that he heard a disturbance in the hallway outside and spotted several men hiding on the other side of the door. Fearing for his life, Lackman called the police and when they arrived he opened the door. At this point, the police were told by those in attendance to leave, despite Lackman’s protests. Once inside, Lackman was told he had an hour to find a lawyer, but couldn’t use any electronic device to get one. Throughout the entire day, Lackman says he was reminded by the plaintiffs’ lawyer that he could be held in contempt of court and jailed, even though he was always cooperating. “I had to sit there and not leave their sight. I was denied access to medication,” Lackman told TorrentFreak. “I had a doctor’s appointment I was forced to miss. I wasn’t even allowed to call and cancel.” In papers later filed with the court by Lackman’s team, the Anton Piller order was described as a “bombe atomique” since TVAddons had never been served with so much as a copyright takedown notice in advance of this action. The Anton Piller controversy Anton Piller orders are only valid when passing a three-step test: when there is a strong prima facie case against the respondent, the damage – potential or actual – is serious for the applicant, and when there is a real possibility that evidence could be destroyed. For Bell Canada, Bell ExpressVu, Bell Media, Videotron, Groupe TVA, Rogers Communications and Rogers Media, serious problems emerged on at least two of these points after the execution of the order. For example, TVAddons carried more than 1,500 add-ons yet only 1% of those add-ons were considered to be infringing, a tiny number in the overall picture. Then there was the not insignificant problem with the exchange that took place during the hearing to obtain the order, during which Lackman was not present. Clearly, the securing of existing evidence wasn’t the number one priority. Plaintiffs: We want to destroy TVAddons And the problems continued. No right to remain silent, no right to consult a lawyer The Anton Piller search should have been carried out between 8am and 8pm but actually carried on until midnight. As previously mentioned, Adam Lackman was effectively denied his right to remain silent and was forbidden from getting advice from his lawyer. None of this sat well with the Honourable B. Richard Bell during a subsequent Federal Court hearing to consider the execution of the Anton Piller order. “It is important to note that the Defendant was not permitted to refuse to answer questions under fear of contempt proceedings, and his counsel was not permitted to clarify the answers to questions. I conclude unhesitatingly that the Defendant was subjected to an examination for discovery without any of the protections normally afforded to litigants in such circumstances,” the Judge said. “Here, I would add that the ‘questions’ were not really questions at all. They took the form of orders or directions. For example, the Defendant was told to ‘provide to the bailiff’ or ‘disclose to the Plaintiffs’ solicitors’.” Evidence preservation? More like a fishing trip But shockingly, the interrogation of Lackman went much, much further. TorrentFreak understands that the TVAddons operator was given a list of 30 names of people that might be operating sites or services similar to TVAddons. He was then ordered to provide all of the information he had on those individuals. Of course, people tend to guard their online identities so it’s possible that the information provided by Lackman will be of limited use, but Judge Bell was not happy that the Anton Piller order was abused by the plaintiffs in this way. “I conclude that those questions, posed by Plaintiffs’ counsel, were solely made in furtherance of their investigation and constituted a hunt for further evidence, as opposed to the preservation of then existing evidence,” he wrote in a June 29 order. But he was only just getting started. Plaintiffs unlawfully tried to destroy TVAddons before trial The Judge went on to note that from their own mouths, the Anton Piller order was purposely designed by the plaintiffs to completely shut down TVAddons, despite the fact that only a tiny proportion of the add-ons available on the site were allegedly used to infringe copyright. “I am of the view that [the order’s] true purpose was to destroy the livelihood of the Defendant, deny him the financial resources to finance a defense to the claim made against him, and to provide an opportunity for discovery of the Defendant in circumstances where none of the procedural safeguards of our civil justice system could be engaged,” Judge Bell wrote. As noted, plaintiffs must also have a “strong prima facie case” to obtain an Anton Piller order but Judge Bell says he’s not convinced that one exists. Instead, he praised the “forthright manner” of Lackman, who successfully compared the ability of Kodi addons to find content in the same way as Google search can. So why the big turn around? Judge Bell said that while the prima facie case may have appeared strong before the judge who heard the matter ex parte (without Lackman being present to defend himself), the subsequent adversarial hearing undermined it, to the point that it no longer met the threshold. As a result of these failings, Judge Bell declared the Anton Piller order unlawful. Things didn’t improve for the plaintiffs on the injunction front either. The Judge said that he believes that Lackman has “an arguable case” that he is not violating the Copyright Act by merely providing addons and that TVAddons is his only source of income. So, if an injunction to close the site was granted, the litigation would effectively be over, since the plaintiffs already admitted that their aim was to neutralize the platform. If the platform was neutralized, Lackman could no longer earn money from the site, which would harm his ability to mount a defense. “In considering the balance of convenience, I also repeat that the plaintiffs admit that the vast majority of add-ons are non-infringing. Whether the remaining approximately 1% are infringing is very much up for debate. For these reasons, I find the balance of convenience favors the defendant, and no interlocutory injunction will be issued,” the Judge declared. With the Anton Piller order declared unlawful and no interlocutory injunction (one effective until the final determination of the case) handed down, things were about to get worse for the telecoms companies. They had paid CAD$50,000 to the court in security in case things went wrong with the Anton Piller order, so TVAddons was entitled to compensation from that amount. That would be helpful, since at this point TVAddons had already run up CAD$75,000 in legal expenses. On top, the Judge told independent counsel to give everything seized during the Anton Piller search back to Lackman. The order to return items previously seized But things were far from over. Within days, the telecoms companies took the decision to the Court of Appeal, asking for a stay of execution (a delay in carrying out a court order) to retain possession of items seized, including physical property, domains, and social media accounts. Mid-July the appeal was granted and certain confidentiality clauses affecting independent counsel (including Daniel Drapeau, who holds the TVAddons’ domains) were ordered to be continued. However, considering the problems with the execution of the Anton Piller order, Bell Canada, TVA, Videotron and Rogers et al, were ordered to submit an additional security bond of CAD$140,000, on top of the CAD$50,000 already deposited. So the battle continues, and continue it will Speaking with TorrentFreak, Adam Lackman says that he has no choice but to fight the telcoms companies since not doing so would result in a loss by default judgment. Interestingly, both he and one of the judges involved in the case thus far believe he has an arguable case. Lackman says that his activities are protected under the Canadian Copyright Act, specifically subparagraph 2.4(1)(b) which states as follows: A person whose only act in respect of the communication of a work or other subject-matter to the public consists of providing the means of telecommunication necessary for another person to so communicate the work or other subject-matter does not communicate that work or other subject-matter to the public; Of course, finding out whether that’s indeed the case will be a costly endeavor. “It all comes down to whether we will have the financial resources necessary to mount our defense and go to trial. We won’t have ad revenue coming in, since losing our domain names means that we’ll lose the majority of our traffic for quite some time into the future,” Lackman told TF in a statement. “We’re hoping that others will be as concerned as us about big companies manipulating the law in order to shut down what they see as competition. We desperately need help in financially supporting our legal defense, we cannot do it alone. “We’ve run up a legal bill of over $100,000 to date. We’re David, and they are four Goliaths with practically unlimited resources. If we lose, it will mean that new case law is made, case law that could mean increased censorship of the internet.” In the hope of getting support, TVAddons has launched a fundraiser campaign and in the meantime, a new version of the site is back on a new domain, TVAddons.co. Given TVAddons’ line of defense, the nature of both the platform and Kodi addons, and the fact that there has already been a serious abuse of process during evidence preservation, this is now one of the most interesting and potentially influential copyright cases underway anywhere today. TVAddons is being represented by Éva Richard , Hilal Ayoubi and Karim Renno in Canada, plus Erin Russell and Jason Sweet in the United States. Thank You And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  2. YOU COULD BE AT RISK IF YOUR USING TVADDONS Kodi Security Risk Emerges After TVAddons Shutdown Three domains previously operated by defunct Kodi addons site TVAddons have been transferred to a law firm in Canada. With no explanation forthcoming, the security implications cannot be ignored. According to Kodi Project Manager Nathan Betzen, a third party in control of these domains could potentially do whatever they wanted to vulnerable former TVAddons users. Formerly known as XBMC, the popularity of the entirely legal Kodi media player has soared in recent years. Controversial third-party addons that provide access to infringing content have thrust Kodi into the mainstream and the product is now a household name. Until recently, TVAddons.ag was the leading repository for these addons. During March, the platform had 40 million unique users connected to the site’s servers, together transferring an astounding petabyte of addons and updates. Everything was going well until news broke last month that the people behind TVAddons were being sued in a federal court in Texas. Shortly after the site went dark and hasn’t been back since. This was initially a nuisance to the millions of Kodi devices that relied on TVAddons for their addons and updates. With the site gone, none were forthcoming. However, the scene recovered relatively quickly and for users who know what they’re doing, addons are now available from elsewhere. That being said, something very unusual happened this week. Out of the blue, several key TVAddons domains were transferred to a Canadian law firm. TVAddons, who have effectively disappeared, made no comment. The lawyer involved, Daniel Drapeau, ignored requests for an explanation. While that’s unusual enough, there’s a bigger issue at play here for millions of former TVAddons users who haven’t yet wiped their devices or upgraded them to work with other repositories. Without going into huge technical detail, any user of an augmented Kodi device that relied on TVAddons domains (TVAddons.ag, Offshoregit.com) for updates can be reasonably confident that the domains their device is now accessing are not controlled by TVAddons anymore. That is not good news. When a user installs a Kodi addon or obtains an update, the whole system is based on human trust. People are told about a trustworthy source (repository or ‘repo’) and they feel happy getting their addons and updates from it. However, any person in control of a repo can make a Kodi addon available that can do pretty much anything. When that’s getting free movies, people tend to be happy, but when that’s making a botnet out of set-top boxes, enthusiasm tends to wane a bit. If the penny hasn’t yet dropped, consider this. TVAddons’ domains are now being run by a law firm which refuses to answer questions but has the power to do whatever it likes with them, within the law of course. Currently, the domains are lying dormant and aren’t doing anything nefarious, but if that position changes, millions of people will have absolutely no idea anything is wrong. TorrentFreak spoke to Kodi Project Manager Nathan Betzen who agrees that the current security situation probably isn’t what former TVAddons users had in mind. “These are unsandboxed Python addons. The person [in control of] the repo could do whatever they wanted. You guys wrote about the addon that created a DDoS event,” Betzen says. “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. If the law firm is actually an anti-piracy group, that seems like the likeliest thing I can think of,” he adds. While nothing can be ruled out, it seems more likely that the law firm in question has taken control of TVAddons’ domains in order to put them out of action, potentially as part of a settlement in the Dish Network lawsuit. However, since it refuses to answer any questions, everything is open to speculation. Another possibility is that the domains are being held pending sale, which then raises questions over who the buyer might be and what their intentions are. The bottom line is we simply do not know and since nobody is talking, it might be prudent to consider the worst case scenario. “If it’s just a holding group, then people [in control of the domain/repo] could do whatever they can think of. Want a few million incredibly inefficient bit mining boxes?” Betzen speculates. While this scenario is certainly a possibility, one would at least like to think of it as unlikely. That being said, plenty of Internet security fails can be attributed to people simply hoping for the best when things go bad. That rarely works. On the plus side, Betzen says that since Python code is usually pretty easy to read, any nefarious action could be spotted by vigilant members of the community fairly quickly. However, Martijn Kaijser from Team Kodi warns that it’s possible to ship precompiled Python code instead of the readable versions. “You can’t even see what’s in the Python files and what they do,” he notes. Finally, there’s a possibility that TVAddons may be considering some kind of comeback. Earlier this week a new domain – TVAddons.co – was freshly registered, just after the old domains shifted to the law firm. At this stage, however, nothing is known about the site’s plans. Thank You And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
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  4. Kodi Box NOT WORKING? Devices with add-ons unable to stream video, users claim KODI has published a statement following a slew of complaints from users of so-called Kodi Boxes that their streaming add-ons and IPTV plugins have stopped working. Noticed some of the add-ons and plugins installed on your Kodi Box have stopped working? You’re not alone. In a new blog post, Kodi confirmed that a swathe of third-party add-ons have ceased to work on the platform following a crackdown on online piracy. Back in May, the Digital Economy Act received royal assent – and increased the maximum jail sentence for copyright infringement in the UK from two to three years. Separately, the European Court of Justice ruled that streaming copyright-protected materialwithout the right-holders permission was illegal. Downloading pirated copies of movies, music, and television shows has always constituted copyright infringement. However, streaming the same content was previously a legal grey area. That’s because files that are stored temporarily – like those being created and constantly overwritten when streaming media content online – were technically exempt under copyright law. This loophole enabled those who sold set-top boxes, like those powered by the Kodi media player, to promote the easy facilitation of piracy via streaming. The combination of this landmark ruling and the increase in sanctions for those who infringe copyright has led some developers to abandon Kodi. In early June, Kodi fans saw one of the most popular destinations for third-party add-ons removed from the web. TVAddons, which hosted a number of add-ons that enabled free streaming of copyright-protected material, was taken offline completely. Even its Facebook page was unavailable, blog TorrentFreak reported. TVAddons offers Kodi users the chance to access numerous illegal streams such as premium live sport and movie channels. Kodi is a neutral, open-source media player that can be installed on a broad range of devices – from discount set-top boxes powered by Android, to known brands, like Amazon Fire TV Stick. Kodi itself is completely legal. Although, it’s worth checking to make sure that you will not violate the manufacturer’s terms and conditions when installing the open-source software onto their hardware. Ready-made “pirate” devices preloaded with a number of third-party add-ons designed to facilitate piracy are colloquially known as Kodi Boxes or IPTV Boxes. According to YouGov data, around five million people in the UK use pirated TV streaming services via so-called Kodi Boxes, Amazon Fire TV Chipped Sticks, and illegal streaming apps on smartphones and tablets. Last September, the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) branded the use of Kodi software to tune into pirated streams as an “epidemic”. Writing on its official blog, Kodi said: “Due to recent legal action against websites and repositories promoting add-ons that use pirated (stolen) media content, many have shut-down their services. “This is driving a large increase in users complaining in our forums and on social media about their ‘Kodi Box’ no longer working.” If you post in our forums or social channels about a pirate add-on or streaming service not working please expect ZERO sympathy or support. We don’t care Kodi Spokesperson Kodi is run by a team of unpaid developers who volunteer their time and expertise to create the hugely-popular media player and manage the brand. “If you post in our forums or social channels about a pirate add-on or streaming service not working please expect ZERO sympathy or support. We don’t care,” the blog post is at pains to point out. “We care less than not caring. We don’t care biggly. And to counter a popular comment; if the Kodi userbase drops a huge percentage because pirate services flee or die, we’re fine with that. “Kodi has been around since 2002 and we are not going to implode or disappear (unlike the pirates). “Life will be a little quieter, but less time spent on self-entitled whiny people means more time writing great code and having fun. We’re okay with that too.” The news comes as Facebook updated its advertising policy to explicitly ban the sale of any streaming device that facilitates or encourages unauthorised access to digital media. The social network confirmed to Express.co.uk that it tweaked its Commerce Policy to prohibit the sales of these so-called Kodi Boxes. Facebook is following in the footsteps of similar blanket bans from the likes of eBay and Amazon. The latter has taken an increasingly tough stance on streaming boxes that “promote” or “suggest” the easy facilitation of piracy. Sellers who violate the policy could see any inventory stored in Amazon fulfilment centres destroyed – with no reimbursement, the company warns in its updated policy. While online marketplaces, like those operated by Facebook, Amazon and eBay, are targeting the sale of these ready-made Kodi streaming devices – other agencies have targeted the streaming that enable the piracy. The Premier League recently launched its “largest ever” crackdown on streams fuelling piracy on these set-top boxes, like those running Kodi. Speaking to The Guardian, a spokesperson for the Premier League said: “The Premier League is currently engaged in its largest ever anti-piracy campaign to protect its copyright. “Like other sports and creative industries our model is predicated on the ability to market and sell rights and protect our intellectual property. It is because of this that clubs can invest in and develop talented players, build world-class stadiums, support the English football pyramid and schools and communities across the country – all things that fans enjoy and wider society benefits from.” The Premier League recently secured a hugely significant court order which is aimed at stopping rights-infringing video streams of its matches. This new ruling gives the league the ability to block servers which are broadcasting the games – stopping users of Kodi and other streaming devices from tuning in for free. Until now, rights holders could only close individual streams which could easily be restarted via a new server. The Premier League says they are implementing the order because of concerns that fans are side-stepping premium pay services, such as Sky and BT Sport, who each pay huge sums for the rights to broadcast the matches. Thank You And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org