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lstar337 Offline
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I just think it's sad.

I used to love telling people that I used Kodi and how great it was, but now I think I'll keep it to myself. I don't want people thinking I am doing illegal things.

"Kodi box" will soon be a dirty word, not to be uttered in front of people who don't also use one.
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Time for another name change!

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CBC The National, clip on box wars 'March 19, 2017' starts 13:30->http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/901782083505

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‘Pirate’ Kodi Box Sellers Fail to Overturn Sales Ban in Canada


https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-kodi-box...da-170321/

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(2017-03-22 09:33)blossom24 Wrote:  ‘Pirate’ Kodi Box Sellers Fail to Overturn Sales Ban in Canada


https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-kodi-box...da-170321/
After reading this one wonders is not this an indictment of the internet. Kodi is in reality a browser, which enables one to bring internet content to the device as addons. The authorities are blaming a box (computer) and software browser aka kodi for the lack of policing of the internet, The Judge states, “The devices marketed, sold and programmed by the Defendants enable consumers to obtain unauthorized access to content for which the Plaintiffs own the copyright," if this is true why would not computer manufactures be liable also? What is ultimately at stake is freedom of the internet. The Judge nor the politicians making the laws understand. It appears no matter what Kodi foundation does in the future is going to stop the stigma of illegality that has attached itself to Kodi.
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Good point, might as well ban all PC's laptops, tablets, cell phones, etc... as all can download anything they want from the internet.

PC's lead the pack for downloading Torrent content worldwide. Better ban Microsoft too!
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You both miss the important points clearly noted in the article. It's very clear why the decision (and in general other similar decisions around the world) was made:

- all sold devices that came pre-configured to receive content that customers would otherwise have had to pay for.

- The plaintiffs found that the devices not only provided access to their content for free but that the sellers advertised their products as a way to avoid paying bills.

- “The devices marketed, sold and programmed by the Defendants enable consumers to obtain unauthorized access to content for which the Plaintiffs own the copyright,” Judge Daniele Tremblay-Lamer wrote in her order.

- Turning the box-sellers’ marketing material against them, the Court noted that they’d advertised their devices as providing a way to access free content and avoid paying cable bills.

This clearly differs from a browser, a computer, a cell phone, Google, Microsoft, or even the Kodi software itself, since while all of those can be used for similar purposes they are not specifically designed, marketed, advertised, or sold to do this.

This decision is not really even about Kodi (as a browser or otherwise), or about the hardware devices themselves. It is about people/entities configuring such devices and software specifically to obtain unauthorised content and then marketing, selling, and profiting from this.

Simple reading and understanding makes this very clear.

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I believe it all boils down to the way in which these idiots were advertising and selling their boxes (preloaded and configured).Because in order to stream anything from the internet regardless of device used, it takes some sort of configuration wether being a 3rd party addon or downloading an app from the Google Playstore. So in this article, it even states streaming piracy is not illegal. Seems to be conflict of interest going on here somewhere. https://torrentfreak.com/streaming-pirat...ys-170306/
(This post was last modified: Today 11:34 by tvguru.)
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Until the industries losing from copyright infringement go after all the sites and channels distributing the methodology behind all these addons and wizards, then the dent it going to be small.

I did note however that one site notorious for disseminating such information, SEO Michael has completely cleaned up it's act.
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