Welcome to BestforKodi.com. This Evening the Colossus repo and Ares Wizard has gone offline which will have major ramification’s to hundreds of third party Kodi addons. What will this mean to us all? We will take a quick look at what information we have already. We will try and update this blog over the next few weeks when more info appears.
Where has the Colossus Repo Gone?
Welcome to BestforKodi.com Guys this afternoon Colossus Repo disappeared, as your can see by the picture below from the Colossus Offical Github page it is no longer listed.
Github was the only way to access the Repo and all of its contents.
This is a major problem as the repo was the home for URL Resolver and Some Kodi Dependencies, This will cause major issues to hundreds if not more addons.
Some of you maybe thinking oh well Whats the Url Resolver etc. Read our blog HERE on just on how important it is.
Not to mention amazing Addons such as Covenant and Bennu and many more.
With Ares Wizard going it also effects hundreds of addons and builds like PULSE.
What does the Future hold?
We just don’t know at this early stage. Will update when we find out more information. But its not looking good.
Yes we have seen it all before when TvAddons where issued with Court Summons.
I have had hundreds of tweets asking has this gone? Whats happening with this etc? I thought would be quicker to blog than answer all the tweets individually.
The Community could be in Turmoil to be honest.
Well its had a massive impact on the third party addon scene. I am trying to gather as much info as we can on the latest news below is a list of the on information i have been given thus far.
Ares Wizard has gone, however the blog site is still up.
Origin has called it a day.
Smash Repo is also offline.
Kodi Revolution Repo Offline so Deloreon Addon Shut Down
MuckyDuck has quit the scene and stopped updates and development on all his addons
Is this Connected?
Again we don’t officially know but we do know from tweets earlier today that TvAddons are due back in court tomorrow. So could it be?
Shani ZemTV Dev also reappeared yesterday on his Twitter page
The developer of infamous ZemTV who i wrote about is the TvAddons lawsuit HERE, also reappeared Yesterday with a Go Fund Me link.
Shani stated on the Go Fund Me Page that he wanted to fight and clear his name and support all Kodi developers who haven’t done anything wrong and are being targeted by large companies. The fact that Kodi addons work in the same way as an Internet search engine. He does have a point.
What facts do we have?
Well the only hard facts we have at this time is a few tweets from one of the Dev’s which i have pasted below.
Sergio’s first tweet this Evening
This was followed shortly after with this very cryptic tweet
Then This tweet only about 10 mins ago
The only other fact that we have at this stage that EchoCoder’s who was a Colossus dev, twitter page has also disappeared. Is this linked? It well could be.
We have also now seen the MPA letter received by Hand to the home address of retired dev The Alpha.
Who is the MPA?
The MPA represents Disney, Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal City Studios, Warner Bros, Netflix, and Amazon Studios. As part of the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment, also represented were Sky UK and the Premier League.
We have been informed that URL Resolver is available in TVAddons Repo
This is what TvAddons had to say about the URL Resolver
As for URLResolver development, TV ADDONS has been distributing URLResolver from our community repository since our return in August. We plan on continuing to provide updates, although we expect things to be slowed a bit by jsergio123’s sudden retirement. We really hope that new developers will come forward and contribute Kodi addon code at our URLResolver Development GitHubpage.
Our Friends at TorrentFreak take on the whole situation can be read HERE
Got this message from TvAddons its time to support them.
Please don’t forget that TV ADDONS is fighting on behalf of the entire community. We are fighting against the expansion of copyright liability and need your support. If we don’t win, there won’t be anyone left to fight this important battle against copyright bullies. Individual developers do not have the resources needed to mount that kind of fight.
Will try to update this blog once we get more information and the ramification’s this will cause. Is this going to have the same implications as i wrote about in this Blog? HERE
Well it could very well do. This is massive Guys so buckle yourself in for the ride.
The addons will continue to work but will no longer be supported or updated.
Addon devs with anymore info, or addons that need to be added to the list drop us a tweet.
I will add below a list of Addons that have decided to call it a day once confirmed
There unconfirmed Rumour’s that Ares have also gone this evening. We have noticed that their Twitter account is blank.
Rumour’s of a letter received by unknown Developer (confirmed as Alpha)
Rumours that EchoCoder and J Sergio also got a cease and desist order’s for their role in the Colossus Repo. The fact that EchoCoder’s twitter account has already gone points to some truth in this rumour.
DandyMedia is on Gardening leave. This will effect alot of top addons such as Myriad.1080p Movies, Fine and Dandy.
What are others having to say
The Kodi Revolution Repo has also gone. We got this tweet earlier.
Caz Wallace Repo and Wizard
Pulse Build has not closed down, it just has new URL to install it.See our blog HERE for details
MuckyDuck quits the scene and stops updates and third party addon development
Where has the Colossus Repo Gone?
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