- TVAddons addon platform founder Adam Lackman announced he would be giving up admin rights and access to sensitive information following copyright infringement lawsuits filed against the platform.
- TVAddons is under pressure from multiple Canadian companies who have accused the platform of copyright infringement including Bell, Groupe TVA, and
- A script was used to randomly select Lackman’s successor from a list of trusted employees working at TVAddons.
TVAddons founder Adam Lackman announced he would be giving up admin rights on the website following copyright infringement lawsuits filed against the platform. TVAddons has been in the middle of immense controversy with multiple Canadian companies filing a lawsuit against the platform including Bell, Groupe TVA, and Rogers.
TVAddons is a TV add-ons platform that offers users the ability to manage all of their Kodi-enabled TVs and other entertainment content with third-party add-ons. While the Kodi platform by itself does not promote piracy or have any infringing copyright attributes, multiple TVAddons add-ons have been amidst major controversy for allowing users access to pirated streams of TV shows, movies, and other live events.
According to Lackman, the move by him is to preserve the “longevity” of the add-ons platform. He will, however, be continuing to operate in the marketing department and interact with the user community as he always has. Lackman had his laptop and two prints seized by lawmakers. The seized goods will be sold at an auction if Lackman cannot come up with CAD$57,500 by July 31 to compensate the accusing telco attorneys for their accumulated costs so far in the lawsuit. Lackman’s lawyers will be attempting to re-acquire the laptop under the seizure exemption law of “work instruments needed for the exercise of your profession.”
Lackman’s successor was assigned using a script that randomly selected one of Lackman’s trusted employees working for the company. The founder claims he will not be handing out any sensitive information to protect the interests of the platform as well as its users. The new administrator’s identity has not been made public yet, but an announcement is to be expected in the coming weeks.
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