Pirate Streaming Sites Are Trying to Block Kodi Add-ons




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Cutting access to the Internet, cable to the routerThe battle to stop piracy has taken a weird twist recently as pirates are fighting pirates…

So what is happening? Piracy is big business with some estimating that pirates are making over a billion dollars a year worldwide. They do this mostly by putting ads alongside streams of the shows they make and by selling copies of the movies/shows.

But now the fastest growing method of piracy are third-party Kodi add-ons that strip out these ads, and these sites are fighting back against the third-party Kodi add-ons.

Recently in an interview with TorrentFreak’s Steal This Show, Eleazar, one of the people behind TVAddons, a site that offers many of the most popular third-party Kodi add-ons, talked about the fight.

“They change the coding to break the Kodi add-on, and that’s specifically being done because Kodi add-ons are causing a spike in server load and that costs them money and bandwidth,” Eleazar explained.

TorrentFreak also spoke to an operator of one of the largest streaming pirate sites, who preferred not have his site named. He confirmed that Kodi add-ons are indeed a thorn in his side.

“Kodi plugins are harming cyberlockers due to their massive bandwidth usage, which is not compensated in any way,” he said.

So the question now is who will win. Also how will this fight effect the future of Kodi.


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