Recently it was announced that Dish Network had started a lawsuit against the third-party Kodi add-on ZemTV and the third-party library site TVAddons. Dish is going after both for copyright infringement.
Now it seems that Dish has won the first round with a Texas Court agreeing to Dish Networks request to unmask the owners of TVAddons and ZemTV. This means that sites such as Github, Google, Twitter, Facebook, and PayPal must turn over information on the owners.
According to this court order Google must hand over details on an email address believed to be tied to ZemTV along with all IP address logs. PayPal must turn over all details not only on the owners of the account but also on all debits and credits to the account for every transaction.
For now it seems that ZemTV and TVAddons have gone dark. The owner of ZemTV announced it was shutting down. TVAddons went dark over a week ago with no statement. It took offline not only its site but the Fusion repository that allowed anyone to download many Kodi builds including ZemTV.
This case is far from over, but this court order is a huge win for Dish in its efforts to stop many popular third-party Kodi add-ons. Add-ons that are not made by Kodi but third parties not related to the official Kodi team.
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