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Karellen Offline
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Who's to blame for the Kodi crackdown?


https://torrentfreak.com/whos-to-blame-f...wn-170611/

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(2017-06-11 13:44)Karellen Wrote:  Who's to blame for the Kodi crackdown?


https://torrentfreak.com/whos-to-blame-f...wn-170611/

Hey look, I found the answer in the second paragraph:
Quote:Uptake by users has been nothing short of phenomenal. Millions of people are now consuming illicit media through third-party Kodi addons.

Because you can't flagrantly pirate at that scale, that far out in the open, without attracting a lot of unwanted attention. I'm sure the motivation was money, to sell as many 'Kodi Boxes' as possible while the selling was good but that equally attracted the legal responses.
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Kodi Turmoil Continues as TVAddons Mysteriously Disappears


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http://www.techradar.com/news/kodi-pirac...-goes-dark

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Kodi boxes a fire risk


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Should we be using TorrentFreak as a source, as it might create the wrong impression?
Here's the hit piece from the Sun that appears to be misusing the Kodi trademark:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/3805637/ko...standards/
I sent The Sun an angry email.
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Normally I wouldn't blame FACT for doing their job and demonising copyright infringement whichever way they see fit,
however if they have really used the Grenfell tragedy to further their own agenda it is beyond the pale.

As life long resident of Greater London who quite often works in that area I find this just as reprehensible as the people trying to make political gain out of that awful event.
At this time a few days later I still have no idea if the clients I deal with from that community are all safe and well and am shocked FACT could entertain the idea of exploiting this tragedy, although I'm not surprised at all that a rag like The Sun could publish it!

As an aside its not just dodgy imports that are a fire risk, I have/had a less than 3 month old 2nd gen Firetvstick that has warped because of the heat created within it by a bad PSU,
needless to say I have a replacement from Amazon and the failed stick is in the ether on its way back
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(2017-06-17 13:35)Karellen Wrote:  Kodi boxes a fire risk


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What I dislike the most about this coverage is that it focuses on 'Kodi' to get views instead of stressing 'Your crappy low budget Chinese imports could have crap built power supplies that would present a fire risk'. You see this in everything from cheap android boxes to knock off Mac Book chargers and everything inbetween. But by focusing on Kodi, they're missing the real message out about poorly assembled electronics and their risks. :/
(This post was last modified: 2017-06-17 21:20 by DJ_Izumi.)
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(2017-06-17 19:48)DJ_Izumi Wrote:  
(2017-06-17 13:35)Karellen Wrote:  Kodi boxes a fire risk


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What I dislike the most about this coverage is that it focuses on 'Kodi' to get views instead of stressing 'Your crappy low budget Chinese imports could have crap built power supplies that would present a fire risk'. You see this in everything from cheap android boxes to knock off Mac Book chargers and everything inbetween. But by focusing on Kodi, they're getting the real message out about poorly assembled electronics and their risks. :/

I pointed it out to the @koditv Twitter account as well as sending The Sun an angry e-mail via the provided address at the bottom of the page.
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(2017-06-13 12:29)Karellen Wrote:  Kodi Turmoil Continues as TVAddons Mysteriously Disappears


https://torrentfreak.com/kodi-turmoil-co...rs-170613/

What's interesting is that Dish is claiming the US has jurisdiction over the parties and the material simply because contents were streamed in Texas. In a landmark decision last year, Microsoft successfully defended against having to turn over the contents of any servers stored in other countries despite where the information was accessed because

US law doesn’t work outside the country, the second US circuit court of appeals in New York ruled on on Thursday, reversing a 2014 lower court order directing Microsoft to comply with a warrant to turn over to the US government the contents of a customer’s email account stored on an Irish server.

“The [stored communications act] SCA warrant in this case may not lawfully be used to compel Microsoft to produce to the government the contents of a customer’s email account stored exclusively in Ireland,” wrote Judge Susan Carney. “Because Microsoft has otherwise complied with the Warrant, it has no remaining lawful obligation to produce materials to the government.”

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2...government

And they're only under attack because of ZEM which streams actual channels from dish rather than temporary streams? Technically any large IPTV paid service can be sued.
(This post was last modified: 2017-06-18 11:22 by wrkrbee1650.)
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Don't be naive.

In this world, the actual law matters less than the amount of money you can pour in lawyer fees.
Most small guy/company would be utterly broke before even reaching court.
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