Kodi/XBMC in the media? Post links here
(2017-03-07, 02:47)PatK Wrote: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tees-39184505

Off the bench, not longer a test.

I wouldn't call this a test case in regards to selling boxes with 'fully loaded' content on it. This guy was prosecuted for selling subscription TV, something which has been illegal since the 1990's here in the UK. People have been being fined and going to prison for this stuff for almost three decades. They weren't tried for stuff like movies/tv shows, just the selling of subscription TV. Similar case happened in 2011, except they got a much harsher punishment: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/cri...16116.html

EDIT: Because in some countries streaming is seen as a grey area, with no solid basis in it being either legal/illegal, they think the same about obtaining subscription television, but that isn't true (at least here in the UK). It is illegal to distribute or obtain subscription TV without paying the rights holders (ie Sky, Virgin, BT). It doesn't matter how you obtain those subscription channels - via card sharing, a rigged set top box, or a dodgy IPTV system. If you are watching those subscription TV channels without paying the cable/satellite company, you are breaking the UK law and can be faced with a fine or prison sentence - even if you're just obtaining the content and not distributing it. It's a black and white law, no grey area to be found.

EDIT 2 (for clarity): I mean not a test case for those sellers who may not sell with dodgy IPTV stuff on their set ups, although I'm aware that most do.
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