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Ne1L C1,405 posts since 11 Sep 2011
Before I start I want to make 2 points clear:

1 I am against piracy
2. I've read the T and C page and i can't find anything that prevents me talking about this, If this thread is closed then I will understand:

With that in mind there is a court case in the North East of England regarding the validity of of Kodi Boxes:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37474595

What do you think the possible outcomes will be? Very Happy
dosxuk4,391 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Thankfully this case is noting the difference between kodi boxes and "fully loaded" kodi boxes - the latter break the terms of using the kodi name for a start. There doesn't seem to be any desire to ban the sale of standard kodi devices, just the ones set up with illegal content sources.
London Lite11,164 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Whatever happens, viewers can still buy an Android box or Fire Stick/Box (which seems to be a popular way of having Kodi) and sideload Kodi and then the pirate add-ons in the first place.

Despite the fact you can illegally watch Sky Sports/Movies using these add-ons, the PQ is largely poor (I've seen 360p streams, although there are 720p ones as well) and hosted on servers that can't handle the traffic during football matches.

NOW TV occasionally gets stick when there are issues when big events are on, but I'd rather pay for a legal stream that is more reliable than spending money on a supposed "fully loaded" box made of cheap Chinese components which is likely to break within a year.

Kodi itself is a great piece of software when used in the correct manner, there are excellent iPlayer add-ons on Kodi's own repository for example and is excellent for watching linear tv on, but as I mentioned in another discussion elsewhere that it has been tarnished because of third party add-ons which allow some form of piracy.
Larry the Loafer5,718 posts since 2 Jul 2005
Granada North West Today
Even though I'd like to think I'm fairly up on my tech and stuff, there was a point where I assumed Kodi and XBMC were the people behind the illegalities. I can't blame them for calling the third parties out for damaging their brand. It was only when I was trying to find software to use as a media player that I realised Kodi was just that - a media player.
Ne1L C1,405 posts since 11 Sep 2011
Thankfully this case is noting the difference between kodi boxes and "fully loaded" kodi boxes - the latter break the terms of using the kodi name for a start. There doesn't seem to be any desire to ban the sale of standard kodi devices, just the ones set up with illegal content sources.



Exactly my point. Its like a seller of VCR's. They're just selling the product.
AlexEdohHD13682 posts since 25 Jul 2014
London London
Thankfully this case is noting the difference between kodi boxes and "fully loaded" kodi boxes - the latter break the terms of using the kodi name for a start. There doesn't seem to be any desire to ban the sale of standard kodi devices, just the ones set up with illegal content sources.



Exactly my point. Its like a seller of VCR's. They're just selling the product.

Kodi is a software online. And it's legally available for free.
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