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One of the most popular add-ons for Kodi streaming boxes has closed. Phoenix enabled viewers to stream TV shows, films and sports channels.

Cosmix, the people behind Phoenix, blamed "current events" for its closure.

Presumably it's referring to the fact that other add-ons ZemTV and TVAddons are being sued in a federal court in the US. Here in the UK, the European Court of Justice banned the sale of 'fully-loaded' Kodi boxes (i.e. those enabled for piracy) in April.

Amazon, eBay and Facebook have also banned the sale of fully-loaded boxes on their respective platforms.

Kodi is a perfectly legal platform, but some people have used it to access illegally-available content online using so-called 'add-on' software.

Cosmix said closing Phoenix was a difficult decision.

"This is not something that was easy for us to do; we have all formed a bond that cannot be broken as a team and have a HUGE support base that we are thankful of," Cosmix wrote.

Recently, a spokesperson from the Motion Picture Association of America labelled the likes of Kodi boxes as the third wave of piracy. Hollywood studios would have to be as innovative as the pirates in order to protect their copyrighted material, he added.

Source: TorrentFreak

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