Thursday, 29 June 2017

Kodi 1

It seems the loopholes for streaming and downloading have now been re-defined and it seems in Europe (?) they are now both illegal.*

Investigators could start exposing users of illegal add-ons for Kodi in “the very near future”, the head of a major anti-piracy group has said.
Kieron Sharp, the chief executive of the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), says authorities could soon target ordinary Kodi users, and not just sellers and developers.
While Kodi itself is legal, third-party add-ons built by developers can enable users to illegally access copyrighted content through it. 
Though it’s currently difficult to work out who is using the software for legal purposes and who is using it for illegal purposes, Mr Sharp says sellers of so-called “fully loaded Kodi boxes” could hold the key. 
More at TInd

*In April 2017, the EU Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that anyone who uses a media player to stream copyrighted content is breaking the law. Previously, it was only illegal to actually download the content. 

Question:  If the UK is leaving Europe, does this mean they can ignore this?  Yeah, right...

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