It’s now been exactly 365 days since the new TV ADDONS domain name was registered. About a month earlier, every aspect of our platform’s operations were seized without trial. We lost our original web site address, along with all of our social media pages. Even worse, we lost the ability to push addon updates to our users, since the OffshoreGit domain was also taken. We basically had to start from scratch, while every “click bait” site in town attempted to hijack our user base.
One year later, we still haven’t had any of our property returned. There hasn’t been a trial, yet our founder already owes $57650 to Bell, Rogers, and Videotron – and just had to pay $2835 to Dish Network. None of the claims against us have been tested nor proven, yet our founder is already basically bankrupt. The companies against us know exactly what they’re doing, and the law does not seem to care about levelling the playing field at all.
At this point we’re unsure as to whether we’ll ever have a fair shot at having the issue clarified by the courts. The good news however, is that our platform continues to grow even after we were forced to enact a strict interim addon submission policy that resembles something you’d expect to come out of North Korea. Developers using our platform continue to create and maintain Kodi addons scraping verifiable content sources.
In the past month alone, our repository served updates to over 11 million active users. The numbers are down from the last time we reported statistics, but we’ve always seen a drop in the summer months due to the warm weather and people having better things to do than watch TV…
Meanwhile, the whole destruction of our original platform seems to have been in vain. Aside from censoring the free internet, and possibly inconveniencing a small fraction of our users, their actions did absolutely nothing to curb online piracy. Developers outside of our platform continue to develop whatever they want, and pirate sites continue to exist and spread like wild fire.
If you’d like to help us continue to rebuild our community and fight copyright bullies, please consider making a donation. Although our founder no longer retains administrative powers, he will continue to receive our financial support in the foreseeable future. Thank you again to everyone who has supported us through the good times and the tough ones, we love you all and will continue to make you proud. Stay tuned for some insanely powerful new scraper addons we have coming soon.