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19-06-2017, 10:57 AM
A letter sent out to developers who hosted repositories on Offshoregit gives hints on the TVAddons and Offshoregit future and hints about what is to come.
Earlier this week, an email was sent out addressing Offshoregit future to all developers and it also hints at the future of TVaddons and what changes to the community may be coming following the Dish Network complaint filed in course at the end of May.
As reported , it appears that TVAddons will be returning in an understandably modified capacity in the near future. As well, it is also correct that TF was sensationalizing their reporting on the whole situation. This created confusion and pessimism in the Kodi community. Both of these things should make Kodi users breath a sigh of relief, at least a little bit.
The ten page document outlining the future of Offshoregit begins with a one page letter, which is shown below. It addresses ďplaylistĒ add-ons where users manually upload and hotlink to media content as being prohibited in the future for legal reasons. It also pushes the idea of legitimate add-on development, which grabs streams from legal sources on the internet such as FilmOn and USTVNow. This is good for all Kodi users, as these sources have servers that can handle the large amount of Kodi traffic. In turn, this should mean more reliable and better quality streams.
The rest of the document outlines specific information on how to setup a secure and proper Kodi repository, including encrypting git information, minimizing bandwidth load, and optimizing dependencies and images within a repo.
So, the Kodi community continues to wait for an update on the TVAddons and Offshoregit future. Our home page will update users as soon as something happens, however read the letter below for some reassurance that the Kodi community will continue on strong.

Letter Addressing Offshoregit Future:
Dear Developer:
No one likes to read a ten (page) letter, I know that. I really spent a lot of time writing this, and truly care about our community. I hope that for that reason you will take the information in here seriously, because even the most advanced developers make mistakes in regards to their privacy.
Iím not going to comment anything from last week, but will note that pretty much everything youíll read online (including the TorrentFreak article) are highly sensationalized and spread all kinds of incorrect information.
As for the future, itís important for us all to ensure that everyone is in compliance with the law. That means that you canít publicize any time of specific content titles anywhere. It would also be nice to see people come up with fun and unique add-on names.
We are unable to associate with anything to do with direct linking, and strongly discourage you all from associating with those who do. Playlist add-ons are basically the same thing as running your own Primewire site, definitely not a good idea.
Iím personally looking very forward to seeing new legitimate add-on development, some of the most popular add-ons are legitimate ones, think FilmOn and USTVNOW, and there are definitely more sources to be found.
In closing, Iíd like to assure everyone that TV ADDONS is not going anywhere, moving forward things are going to be more efficient, stronger, and more peaceful. Thank you all for supporting our community for so long, much love to all of you.
Eleazar Coding

19-06-2017, 01:00 PM
TVAddons, widely considered the number one library for Kodi add-ons, has mysteriously gone offline.

The site shut down last week, without explanation, and hasn’t returned. Its Facebook page has also disappeared.

TVAddons hosted Exodus, and there are fears that it could stop working in the future.

That would be a huge blow to Kodi users, as Exodus is one of the most popular add-ons available, providing access to a huge number of TV shows and films.

TVAddons listed a staggering 1,500 add-ons, according to TorrentFreak.

Earlier this month, it was sued by US satellite provider Dish Network for copyright infringement.

Whether the apparent shutdown proves to be permanent or temporary remains to be seen, and TVAddons is yet to explain what exactly is going on.

Kodi is a hot topic at the moment, and has come under under scrutiny from legal authorities and broadcasters.

Kodi itself isn’t illegal, but third-party add-ons built by developers can enable users to illegally access copyrighted content through it.

In April, the EU Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the sale of media players deliberately pre-loaded with links to copyrighted content is illegal. Crucially, it also declared that using a media player to stream copyrighted content is also illegal.

The verdict spread fear through the Kodi community, and has led to the closure of a multitude of add-ons, including Phoenix and Navi-X.

Sellers of so-called “fully loaded” Kodi boxes are being blamed for the crackdown, and have variously been described as “leeches” and “a real problem for users”