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Media giants combine to tackle Kodi nemesis, Disney drops the ball

Eight of the video industry’s most powerful and influential companies have put rivalries aside in the name of bringing down content pirates. The emergence of another combined, industry-wide effort is positive news in the battle against piracy, yet the OTT ecosystem is still crying out for an effort to promote a cross-industry collaboration – one extra step that could make all the difference. Amazon, Netflix, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios, Columbia Pictures, Paramount and Warner Brothers have filed a joint complaint against Dragon Media, a supplier of set tops installed with the infamous Kodi software. The Dragon Box set top uses software to link users to infringing content on the internet, including movies, TV shows and live sports, at…

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