Shani_08, the ZemTV Kodi addon creator, has returned to social media to state his case against the allegations filed against him in US court earlier this year! Read the details below.
Shani_08, ZemTV creator, has returned to social media after a 6 month absence following a lawsuit filed by Dish Network against him. The lawsuit, which also named TVAddons creator Adam Lackman, claimed that TVAddons and the ZemTV Kodi addon infringed on their copyrights.
Shani_08 returned with a brand new Twitter account and the following message:
Do you remember ZemTV/LiveStreamsPro/F4mProxy kodi addons? I took them down due to the lawsuit threats but I have finally decided to fight the case, I need financial help now! Please donate generously. Please RT.
The GoFundMe page linked by Shani_08 offers a few more tidbits of information relating to the ZemTV creator’s Kodi court case:
As you are aware that I am being targeted in a lawsuit due to my ZemTV addon (read more here ) , even though they knew that the Addon was just an open source code, freely available to everyone and never hosted any of the streams or uploaded any recordings.
It appears that this lawsuit is just a “whack a mole” to create fear and close down addons, which means losing/defaulting the case will set the precedence for other Free Addons. This would be bad for the community.
The £4,500 requested by Shani_08 to be raised via GoFundMe appears on first glance to be a tip of the legal costs.
If you want to support the ZemTV creator in his fight to clear his name, we encourage you to donate to Shani’s legal cost.
There is no word on when the Dish Network court case will be proceeding.