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Federal Court orders ban on ‘Mr. Blamo’ Kodi add-on software

Media | 10/03/2018 6:04 pm EDT

Nearly a dozen content producers have obtained a court order banning set-top box software developed by an individual in Canada that allows users to watch their content for free, according to court documents. The Sept. 24 decision by the Federal Court ordered Samuel Horkoff, a developer of Kodi add-on software, to stop developing, maintaining, updating, hosting, distributing or promoting applications that allowed users to access unlicensed content. The decision also forbids Horkoff from operating websites or making the plaintiffs’ works available on the internet, effectively banning his...

Netflix cuts ties with major movie group, focuses on exclusive content

Media | 08/31/2015 7:54 pm EDT

Netflix Inc. will not renew its licencing agreement with Epix — a joint venture by Paramount Pictures Corp., Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. — because it wants to focus on exclusive content, chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a blog post Sunday. He said that means some high profile movies, such as Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Transformers: Age of Extinction, will not be available on Netflix’ U.S. service after September....