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Posted 6/11/18 , edited 10/3/18
It is with a heavy heart that I report that the Kodi (XBMC) plugin to view Crunchyroll has been hit with a DMCA take down.
Over the 4 years of it's existence it was used by (as of 2016) 5000 monthly active PAYING users.
A stress the Paying part because the version that was taken down, mostly unchanged since 2016, required a paid subscription.
The plugin functioned exactly the same as every existing CR app, and did not allow any function that was different.
While I feel the take down was in bad faith, if I was contacted I would have removed the plugin.

I HAVE DELETED THE REPO BEFORE MAKING THIS POST.

P.S. If we have to use the CR app or the VRV app, can you fix it so the login doesn't break once a month?

Thankx Bye

[GitHub] DMCA Takedown Notice - https://github.com/Yoshiofthewire/CrunchyXBMC
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Hi there,

I'm contacting you on behalf of GitHub Support because we've received a DMCA takedown notice regarding the following content:

https://github.com/Yoshiofthewire/CrunchyXBMC

You can view the notice and the details of the requested changes below.

In this case only certain files were identified as allegedly infringing. Since it's not possible to disable individual files within a GitHub repository, we're giving you a 24 hour opportunity to remove the content named in the takedown. Please follow the steps in the following article to remove the content from the history:

https://help.github.com/articles/remove-sensitive-data

Once you've done that, please reply to this message to confirm the change. If we don't hear from you that a change is made within the next 24 hours, we will need to disable the entire repository according to our GitHub DMCA Takedown Policy, which you can find here:

https://help.github.com/articles/dmca-takedown-policy/

If you believe your content on GitHub was mistakenly disabled by a DMCA takedown request, you have the right to contest the takedown by submitting a counter notice, as described on the DMCA Takedown Policy page.

PLEASE NOTE: It is important that you reply within 24 hours to confirm whether you have made the requested changes. If you do not, the repository will be disabled.

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ELECTRONIC NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

I, the undersigned, CERTIFY UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY that I am an

agent authorized to act on behalf of http://www.crunchyroll.com whose
exclusive copyrights are being

infringed. The information in this notice is accurate.

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CrunchyRoll Inc

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The works in question is copyrighted source code developed by CrunchyRoll
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Code has been reversed engineered, in bad faith, to disrupt owner's rights.
I have a good faith belief that the items or materials listed below are not
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by the above owners, their agents or the law and therefore infringe the
owner's rights.

Please act expeditiously to remove or disable access to the infringing
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listed as follows -- the download links and repos at the following URL(s):

https://github.com/Yoshiofthewire/CrunchyXBMC/blob/master/default.py

https://github.com/Yoshiofthewire/CrunchyXBMC/blob/master/resources/lib/crunchy_json.py

https://github.com/MattRK/Crunchyroll.bundle/blob/master/Contents/Services/URL/Crunchyroll/ServiceCode.pys

Truthfully,

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Posted 6/11/18 , edited 6/11/18
Technical Details for CR Devs:
If you wish to disable ALL plugin users, look for "iPhone/iPod Touch" with the following device ID:
FFFFXXXX-KODI-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX
Every Kodi plugin reports that style UUID to the site.
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Posted 6/12/18 , edited 6/12/18
Well this is unfortunate. I literally just installed the plugin the other day for a media pc I just put together and was loving the ease of use your plugin had! Hopefully they will let you put it back up, but if not, I wish you the best!
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Posted 6/12/18 , edited 10/3/18
it's reassuring to see Crunchyroll caring about its paying customers by not fixing their apps in years, and by DMCA'ing an app extension that actually worked.
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Posted 6/12/18 , edited 10/22/18
well, about time i cancel my premium for end of the payment period then.. the kodi addon worked for me better than the official apps/website, especially under linux, and was in fact the very reason i even considered premium.. not much reason to continue with if for me any longer
(also this exclusive show stuff annnoys me... i think its ok-ish during broadcast as the first to offer it, but after that its often annoying since its practically random who offers what and i avoid having redundant stuff...), but that only in passing - i guess i will look out for a provider who is less restrictive.. if it ever comes up... *cough*cross-licensing*/cough*[/size]
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Posted 6/12/18 , edited 10/3/18
Well that's F*cked up.
It's the main app I used to use my premium subscription and crunchyroll doesn't have an alternative.
Guess CR doesn't really give a sh*t about their paying customers....
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Posted 6/12/18 , edited 10/3/18
You guys might want to try vrv.co its what crunchyroll put all their time into instead of crunchyroll. It has an improved player that works decently.
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Posted 6/12/18 , edited 10/3/18
I will miss this addon a lot
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Posted 6/13/18 , edited 6/13/18

Rujikin wrote:

You guys might want to try vrv.co its what crunchyroll put all their time into instead of crunchyroll. It has an improved player that works decently.


Yeah, that might help, but is US only....most people in the world don't live in the US...so, at least I am stuck with CR.
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Posted 6/13/18 , edited 6/13/18
Well I only subscribed to Crunchyroll Premium because of the Kodi addon, guess it's time to cancel my subscription. Way to drive away paying customers!
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Posted 6/13/18 , edited 6/13/18
Just noticed that i still have Version 2.2.2 in my Kodi Addon Cache, and reverting to this Version got it working again - so if you want to keep using this check your Addon Cache ;)

nevertheless i wont revert my descision to cancel premium because i think this was not handled in a good manner by Crunchyroll. i also assume this addon will soon resurface from another Source, possibly with the "improvement" to not require premium, so nothing really gained for CR, quite the opposite...
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Posted 6/13/18 , edited 6/13/18

Artmos wrote:

Well I only subscribed to Crunchyroll Premium because of the Kodi addon, guess it's time to cancel my subscription. Way to drive away paying customers!


The same goes for me.
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Posted 6/13/18 , edited 6/14/18
Que lastima, yo pago la suscripción para ver anime en mi Kodi. Ahora que ya no se puede supongo que cerrare la cuenta.
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Posted 6/13/18 , edited 6/13/18
I am cancelling premium. I watch crunchyroll on my couch in my raspberry pi connected to my tv. I can't anymore, I will stop paying. Good job, you had someone doing your job for you for free and instead of replacing the plugin with something official you tank it completely. -1 customer here.
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Posted 6/13/18 , edited 6/14/18

Rujikin wrote:

You guys might want to try vrv.co its what crunchyroll put all their time into instead of crunchyroll. It has an improved player that works decently.


vrv only works for people in 'murica.
everyone else is screwed now. well. not really, but CR just gave them a reason to stop paying.
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