The founder of Kodi addons library TVAddons has resigned, in order to “ensure the longevity” of the platform.
Adam Lackman is currently being sued for alleged copyright infringement by a multitude of Canadian telecoms firms including Bell Canada, Rogers Communications, and Videotron.
He decided to resign this week, after his laptop was earmarked for seizure by bailiffs looking to secure property that could be used to pay off the $57,500 (CAD) in legal costs run up by the telcoms firms’ lawyers, TorrentFreak reports.
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“As of midnight June 20th, 2018 we regret to inform our users that our founder has resigned from his position as administrator of our servers and web site,” TVAddons wrote in a blog post.
“He will continue to contribute to marketing and outreach, but will no longer retain administrative access to our servers, or any sensitive information. This decision was made after a long period of deliberation amongst senior members of our team, and was made in order to ensure the longevity of our platform.”
The site says that Lackman “would be a liability for the rest of our platform and users” if he was to retain administrative access.
A new admin has been selected, but nobody knows who they are apart from the new admin themself.
“In selecting the individual to replace Adam in his former role as administrator, an automated script was used to randomly select his replacement from amongst our most trusted senior staff,” TVAddons said.
“At the time of selection, the automated script also delivered relevent passwords which the new administrator then changed so that only he would know them. Only the staff member selected knows that he is our new platform administrator.
“The rest of us are not aware of which one of us was selected, the process was designed that way. In a few weeks time, our new administrator will likely surface publicly, and it is possible that we might get some upgrades to our web site shortly after.”
TVAddons is also being sued by Dish Network, which has accused it of copyright infringement.android-tv-box-iptv-kodi-piracy
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