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A Kodi add-on, Navi-X, has been discontinued because of the legal issues surrounding the software.
Kodi is a media player software application.
The developers said in athat there was “heat on Kodi” in the UK and elsewhere.
“It’s unfortunate, because the people who are bringing the heat have nothing to do with the Kodi community anyway—they’re just leeches trying to profit from the hard work of Kodi developers,” they added.
After being around for ten years, the developers said that hosting Navi-X playlists is no longer something it feels “comfortable with”.
They added: “We tried to moderate the database, but there was just too much content, no one had the time to watch thousands of videos to remove ads and distasteful content.”
In April, the Court of Justice of the European Union held that sellers of multimedia players which enable films available illegally on the internet to be viewed for free on TV could constitute copyright infringement
The Kodi developers made clear that their decision was voluntary and that Navi-X had not been forced to shut down.
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