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Team Kodi Endorsed Piracy Reddit Page Becomes Breeding Ground for Profiteers and Censorship

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There’s a troubling situation going on for Kodi users on Reddit, and those familiar are probably aware that the issue is a couple years in the making.

The whole situation started on August 26th, 2015 when natethomas of the official Kodi team made an usual announcement which endorsed a piracy enabling subreddit known as Addons4Kodi. The move was particularly unusual because Kodi has taken a strong stance against piracy in the past.

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Things started out business as usual, but over the past few years the subreddit has become home to some radical individuals who seem to have an interest in profiting from Kodi users, as well as destroying TV ADDONS. The staff has allowed false anti TV ADDONS propaganda to flourish, while silencing users who voice opinions in favour of us.

While it’s disturbing to see the contributions of the biggest developers of Kodi addons being minimized, that’s not the reason for this article… Several days ago we wrote a blog post discussing our concerns over legal liability for end users of the paid service known as Orion, part of the Gaia addon for Kodi.

Soon after we published our blog post, one of our millions of supporters went ahead and posted an excerpt from it to the Addons4Kodi subreddit. Discussion ensued, with people arguing for different sides of the situation. Shortly after, the post was deleted by one of the new subreddit moderators, who is actually part of the Orion team.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with this particular subreddit, they have had the same two moderators since the beginning. They recently added two new moderators, one of whom has confirm that he’s an employee of the Premiumize debrid service.

It now appears that the subreddit has stopped allowing new Reddit users to post on their page. Reddit is supposed to be a site that exists for the purpose of free speech. People should be allowed to make a new account to post legitimate opinions (not spam) without the fear of being attacked by the operators of these paid services.

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Why are we posting this warning you ask? We are concerned that newbies and less seasoned members of our community might be unknowingly influenced by what they could potentially read there.

At least for the time being, if you’re going to frequent their page (even though we strongly discourage it), take what you read with a grain of salt because the wholee conversation has been hijacked by anti TV ADDONS trolls with motives of profit before user experience.

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