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RE: Kodi/XBMC in the media? Post links here - stammie - 2017-05-04

Amongst all the click bait and scare stories one of the more informed articles

https://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2017/05/kodi-fully-loaded-boxes-are-they-legal/


RE: Kodi/XBMC in the media? Post links here - Karellen - 2017-05-05

Millions of North American Households Use Kodi With Pirate Add-ons


https://torrentfreak.com/millions-of-north-american-households-use-kodi-with-pirate-add-ons-170504/

I found this interesting...

“The Kodi application itself does not generate much data, but it is easy to detect within a household due to its ‘heartbeat’ traffic which can easily be identified,

If I have a vanilla install of Kodi, no add-ons, what internet usage is there from Kodi, apart from weather and scraping?


RE: Kodi/XBMC in the media? Post links here - ironic_monkey - 2017-05-05

repo. kodi can't magically know what add-ons are available Wink


RE: Kodi/XBMC in the media? Post links here - tvguru - 2017-05-05

Looks like a new law passed today in the UK, watching streams is now not illegal

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has confirmed that watching pirated video streams online does not break any copyright laws.

The ruling comes via a legal battle between rights holders and European media service company Meltwater. Copyright holders including the Associated Press charged Meltwater with copyright infringement when the company extracted headlines from various news sources and sent these via email to users.

In an interesting twist, the media groups suing Meltwater, led by the U.K. based Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA), also argued that users receiving these emails should be liable for licensing fees, an argument which led to this week's ruling.

Early court rulings initially favored the NLA, but the Supreme Court of The United Kingdom eventually ruled against the NLA, confirming that viewing copyrighted content online is not copyright infringement. The court cited existing EU copyright law which that temporary copies are given a specific exemption from copyright law. The court did refer the matter for further comment to the CJEU.

This week, the CJEU confirmed that the existing EU copyright exemptions for temporary copies applies to viewing and streaming online. Viewing or streaming, the court says, is different to making a copy and would be exempt from copyright laws, but the copies "must be temporary, that they must be transient or incidental in nature and that they must constitute an integral and essential part of a technological process."

While this ruling provides clarification on this issue, the ruling may anger rights holders who have in recent times devoted more resources in tackling the piracy problem caused by the increasing use of streaming services. It's worth noting that this ruling does not exempt operators of these streaming services from legal responsibility, only the viewers and users of these services.
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RE: Kodi/XBMC in the media? Post links here - Karellen - 2017-05-05

(2017-05-05, 09:07)ironic_monkey Wrote: repo. kodi can't magically know what add-ons are available Wink

That's interesting. I thought the Kodi repo was installed with Kodi install process. Are you saying it is regularly checking for updates?


RE: Kodi/XBMC in the media? Post links here - Martijn - 2017-05-05

(2017-05-05, 10:37)Karellen Wrote:
(2017-05-05, 09:07)ironic_monkey Wrote: repo. kodi can't magically know what add-ons are available Wink

That's interesting. I thought the Kodi repo was installed with Kodi install process. Are you saying it is regularly checking for updates?

it needs to update the available addons


RE: Kodi/XBMC in the media? Post links here - nickr - 2017-05-05

(2017-05-05, 10:33)tvguru Wrote: Looks like a new law passed today in the UK, watching streams is now not illegal

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has confirmed that watching pirated video streams online does not break any copyright laws.

The ruling comes via a legal battle between rights holders and European media service company Meltwater. Copyright holders including the Associated Press charged Meltwater with copyright infringement when the company extracted headlines from various news sources and sent these via email to users.

In an interesting twist, the media groups suing Meltwater, led by the U.K. based Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA), also argued that users receiving these emails should be liable for licensing fees, an argument which led to this week's ruling.

Early court rulings initially favored the NLA, but the Supreme Court of The United Kingdom eventually ruled against the NLA, confirming that viewing copyrighted content online is not copyright infringement. The court cited existing EU copyright law which that temporary copies are given a specific exemption from copyright law. The court did refer the matter for further comment to the CJEU.

This week, the CJEU confirmed that the existing EU copyright exemptions for temporary copies applies to viewing and streaming online. Viewing or streaming, the court says, is different to making a copy and would be exempt from copyright laws, but the copies "must be temporary, that they must be transient or incidental in nature and that they must constitute an integral and essential part of a technological process."

While this ruling provides clarification on this issue, the ruling may anger rights holders who have in recent times devoted more resources in tackling the piracy problem caused by the increasing use of streaming services. It's worth noting that this ruling does not exempt operators of these streaming services from legal responsibility, only the viewers and users of these services.
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It is patently obvious that you have cut and paste this from the internet, so FFS please at least attribute with the URL of the article you copied from.


RE: Kodi/XBMC in the media? Post links here - trogggy - 2017-05-05

(2017-05-05, 10:33)tvguru Wrote: today
Is it 2013?


RE: Kodi/XBMC in the media? Post links here - jmh2002 - 2017-05-05

Addictive Tips: http://www.addictivetips.com/vpn/what-is-kodi-is-it-legal/

Quite a good and detailed article, but a pity that they mention SuperRepo as well as Builds, and some banned Addons.

Maybe one of the Team can chase them up about that, at least in relation to putting more of a disclaimer/warning.


RE: Kodi/XBMC in the media? Post links here - deadite66 - 2017-05-05

(2017-05-05, 10:33)tvguru Wrote: Looks like a new law passed today in the UK, watching streams is now not illegal

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has confirmed that watching pirated video streams online does not break any copyright laws.

How long before the USA puts the entire EU on the 301 watchlist.


RE: Kodi/XBMC in the media? Post links here - natethomas - 2017-05-05

(2017-05-05, 14:59)deadite66 Wrote:
(2017-05-05, 10:33)tvguru Wrote: Looks like a new law passed today in the UK, watching streams is now not illegal

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has confirmed that watching pirated video streams online does not break any copyright laws.

How long before the USA puts the entire EU on the 301 watchlist.

That article is from 5 years ago. The case from a week ago completely changes that rule. https://kodi.tv/article/selling-pirate-boxes-now-illegal-eu-dev-journal


RE: Kodi/XBMC in the media? Post links here - tvguru - 2017-05-05

Then what about this one that is recent. Preloaded boxes is a different story. Streaming is another.

Streaming not illegal in UK. https://torrentfreak.com/streaming-pirate-content-isnt-illegal-uk-trading-standards-says-170306/


RE: Kodi/XBMC in the media? Post links here - natethomas - 2017-05-06

(2017-05-05, 23:51)tvguru Wrote: Then what about this one that is recent. Preloaded boxes is a different story. Streaming is another.

Streaming not illegal in UK. https://torrentfreak.com/streaming-pirate-content-isnt-illegal-uk-trading-standards-says-170306/

Once again, that was written before the EU court of justice decision. With Brexit, I don't know how the EU decision affects the U.K., but if the U.K. sticks with eu law, it means it's illegal there.

Edit: yup, probably illegal there. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/12/eu-law-will-continue-to-apply-in-uk-during-transition-deal


RE: Kodi/XBMC in the media? Post links here - trogggy - 2017-05-06

(2017-05-06, 00:18)natethomas Wrote:
(2017-05-05, 23:51)tvguru Wrote: Then what about this one that is recent. Preloaded boxes is a different story. Streaming is another.

Streaming not illegal in UK. https://torrentfreak.com/streaming-pirate-content-isnt-illegal-uk-trading-standards-says-170306/

Once again, that was written before the EU court of justice decision. With Brexit, I don't know how the EU decision affects the U.K., but if the U.K. sticks with eu law, it means it's illegal there.
EU law still applies in the uk at least for now.


RE: Kodi/XBMC in the media? Post links here - BFeely - 2017-05-08

(2017-05-06, 00:18)natethomas Wrote: Once again, that was written before the EU court of justice decision. With Brexit, I don't know how the EU decision affects the U.K., but if the U.K. sticks with eu law, it means it's illegal there.

Edit: yup, probably illegal there. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/12/eu-law-will-continue-to-apply-in-uk-during-transition-deal

People who read the site mentioned in the previous quote often have a hatred for copyright and anything that legitimizes illegal streaming is considered to be the most important thing ever, and that copyright is the most evil thing to ever happen, despite the laws themselves being quite neutral.


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