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Kodi's illegal add-ons have suffered another major blow, after an anti-piracy alliance successfully forced a number of piracy-enabling streaming tools offline.

The people behind popular add-ons including metahandler, urlresolver, Bennu, DeathStreams and Sportie all confirmed they are shutting down their creations.

The action comes after pressure from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), comprising major studios Columbia Pictures, Disney, Paramount, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal and Warner Bros, as well as Netflix, Amazon, Sky and The Premier League.

All of the above sent a letter to the home of third-party add-on developer The_Alpha, threatening it with legal action because of alleged copyright infringement.

This suggests the tide is turning in favour of the copyright holders.

They have enjoyed a string of high-profile court victories against copyright infringers recently, and now seem to be tackling the problem at source: namely by targeting those who provide the direct links to illegally hosted content, rather than those who make the tools available to viewers to find them for themselves.

Source:

TVAddons, Engadget

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