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(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/201...ition-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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NO, Kodi Users Are Not Risking Ten Years in Prison

https://torrentfreak.com/no-kodi-users-a...on-170507/
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Those British Tabloids - how does anyone believe a story which is surrounded by pictures of tits? I thought the click bait on the NZ newspaper sites were bad!

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Just wanted someone to see this at Kodi...

Here is the kind of stuff that will hurt us honest users:

(link removed - this is not news - natethomas)


These guys say they don't condone pirating, but how the hell do you sell this on a site and quote:

"Tickbox TV is legal. It does not archive, host, store or distribute any kind of media or content. Tickbox TV is only a directory or library of content which is hosted by third parties on the internet. The Tickbox TV acts as a receiver, allowing you to access streams and play them on your television. It does not download anything. Tickbox TV does not condone parties who pirate or download copyrighted media and this box is not to be used for such purposes. Tickbox TV is 100% legal. It is legal to stream content. It is illegal to download copy written material."

The average consumer is ignorant on this stuff and says "Yeah, free TV and Movies, why not!"

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(This post was last modified: 2017-05-10 11:24 by natethomas.)
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(2017-05-09 19:26)tenuhseegeek Wrote:  Just wanted someone to see this at Kodi...

Here is the kind of stuff that will hurt us honest users:

(link removed - this is not news - natethomas)


These guys say they don't condone pirating, but how the hell do you sell this on a site and quote:

"Tickbox TV is legal. It does not archive, host, store or distribute any kind of media or content. Tickbox TV is only a directory or library of content which is hosted by third parties on the internet. The Tickbox TV acts as a receiver, allowing you to access streams and play them on your television. It does not download anything. Tickbox TV does not condone parties who pirate or download copyrighted media and this box is not to be used for such purposes. Tickbox TV is 100% legal. It is legal to stream content. It is illegal to download copy written material."

The average consumer is ignorant on this stuff and says "Yeah, free TV and Movies, why not!"

[gets down from soap-box]
Their "Instructional Videos" section clearly shows that these are 'fully-loaded' boxes, these guys are either very naive or just complete idiots. Either way they've probably made a fortune selling these boxes to unsuspecting punters.
(This post was last modified: 2017-05-10 11:24 by natethomas.)
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They look like a nice little box, apart from the piracy addons. Any idea how much they cost? It looks very like my Scishion s905X box (and the remote is identical) which I got for approx $50US.

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(2017-05-10 09:45)nickr Wrote:  They look like a nice little box, apart from the piracy addons. Any idea how much they cost? It looks very like my Scishion s905X box (and the remote is identical) which I got for approx $50US.
Add another $40 and you could have one of these instead, worth every penny of the extra $40 given that it's "fully loaded" Wink
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The Independent have published a short piece on the back of Nate's blog post, but have disappointingly plastered a disingenuous headline over the story.

"KEEP USING KODI TO WATCH PIRATED FILMS AND TV SHOWS FOR FREE SAYS COMPANY"

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/...31831.html
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(2017-05-12 14:13)Fergus Wrote:  The Independent have published a short piece on the back of Nate's blog post, but have disappointingly plastered a disingenuous headline over the story.

"KEEP USING KODI TO WATCH PIRATED FILMS AND TV SHOWS FOR FREE SAYS COMPANY"

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/...31831.html

Same in the Daily Mail today

"In a statement on the landmark ruling, Nathan Betzen, community and project manager for Kodi, said: 'We are developers and not the police, and we have no interest in acting as police for our own software.

'Kodi will remain as free and as open as it always has. Feel free to continue using Kodi however you want."


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/a...ntent.html

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twisting those sentences into "kodi supports piracy" is just fucked up

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Click bait.

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The official Kodi version does not contain any content what so ever. This means that you should provide your own content from a local or remote storage location, DVD, Blu-Ray or any other media carrier that you own. Additionally Kodi allows you to install third-party plugins that may provide access to content that is freely available on the official content provider website. The watching or listening of illegal or pirated content which would otherwise need to be paid for is not endorsed or approved by Team Kodi.
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Someone want to develop a Kodi chrome add-on that blocks all the bullshit news?! Smile

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@razze we can call it, sorry not kodi

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The rough equivalent of "Keep using hammers to commit domestic abuse and murder people, says Black and Decker."
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(2017-05-13 01:39)natethomas Wrote:  The rough equivalent of "Keep using hammers to commit domestic abuse and murder people, says Black and Decker."

Haha... Excellent metaphor Smile
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