Is KODI Boxes Legal yes it is and furthermore there is no such thing as a KODI Box its a myth generated as the new project fear by the broadcasters.
There is no such thing as a KODI BOX, KODI dont make Media Boxes persay they only make the opensource software that can be used on all types of media streaming devices.
All the press are doing is making millions of people aware that these devices have been around since 2003-on and are clueless how to combat it and the truth is they can’t which is not the same as trying to!
What the press is failing to report is even more worrying these devices cant be banned as they are not only streaming devices they do much, much more.
Every Google Andriod type box produced in the last 2 years will play every Google playstore android game in high details all for around £30 purchase price.
There is not much difference between there CPU performances either, for £30 users can buy a Kodi box (android device) from Amazon, Ebay or GEARBEST and get a quad core A53 with a Mali-T450 GPU now for people that does not know its spec thats about as much performance as say an Apple 5 phone or a Samsung S4 or ipad 4, so really powerful.
For 40 to 50 quid users should search for “S912” on Amazon and the rest as this gives you a octa-core thats 8 cores its called a LITTLE big CPU because 4 cores run at 2GHz and 4 at say 1GHz that kind of performance is equal in an Android device to say an intel i5 cpu and these chips comes with a mali-T820MP3 GPU which means it will play any android game for the next 5 years no problem.
For educational purposes only potential buyers needs to know the devices to look for are called things like S812, S905, S905X these all have fast quadcore processors at around 1.5 to 2.0 GHz and are made by Amlogic there are also devices with Rockchip cores these are good alternatives with good graphic chips for gaming and browsing.
S912 is the new octa-core 8 cores that should last a very long time also made by Amlogic, the Rockchip version is the RK3369 running at 1.5GHz which has a GPU of the same quality as the one found samsung S5 phone, these chips can play any android game as can the ones above.
All a parent needs to keep any child happy is get a box with at least 1mb of ram and 8gb of storage 2mb and 16gb would be better and a 10 quid bluetooth controller and you may never see them again as most games are free from the Google playstore….and the games are getting better and better all the time.
The only other bit of advice is legal live streaming really needs around 2-3mb of broadband speed at least and 1mb or more for other kodi add-ons so if your slow-at-home try and look for a device that has dual-wifi for the 5GHz band to get the most out of the router.
if this is not an option then you can get a broadband pass-through this uses at least 2 plugs and transfers your broadband through your homes electrical services and works 100% just goodle search or youtube and get your kodi info there to.
These devices and theres thousands on run on googles android platform and the software to run these devices are completely free and open source, you cant ban open source software yet the press wont tell or report the truth.
The boxes or lets call them andriod devices also support 4k gaming and streaming so if you own a newish 4k TV your good to go, now most sky boxes can only do 720p not even 2k or full HD so they are out of the market and their SKY Q boxes have been slammed for not being very good not my words but the BBC watchdog program.
You can also playback your photos and personal media files on the big screen by either the SD card slot or the USB 2.0 that everyone of these boxes has.
Dont forget all these boxes can do everything a pc can do and most of the time even better like youtube in 4k, very fast web browsing, free microsoft office apps, device printing, skype, facebook, twitter, netflix and amazon prime.
The only limits on the above seems to be Netflix as it will only run in 576 but its still OK amazon streams well in 4k and I prefer this to my TV app as the box has the latest 8 core cpu and 2mb of onboard ram where my Samsung TV has only a 1.3 GHz Quad-core.
OK so what devices can get Kodi?
Basically everything and it will run on every type of operating system including windows and Apple although on Apple devices is a little harder to install.
All boxes comes with basic kodi built in and to get up and running just search for kodi builds on the search engines, never pay for the builds as they are all free and easy to install once you follow the instructions from other users online, its simple!
Of course the more the providers push the more users will simply take up VPN services which are free nut the paid ones are a lot faster like VPN Ghost for example which will make users turn even greener with envy as Ghost can give you 4 times faster broadband than say BT as it bypasses their servers and speeds up showing you your max line speed is a lie and can go much faster…..haha…dont believe us click on this free link below.
IN THE UK THERE’S OVER 30+ MILLION DEVICES THAT HAS KODI ON IT….
How does anyone ban a device that does more than just streams, you can’t its that simple, what does the providers do, only one thing they can make it more afforable but they are also missing a trick, advertisers wont be happy they are losing 20 million viewers either and will pay much less, it does not matter to them what providers calls them they are still potential viewers/customers?
If the advertisers or providers are reading this article and learning as they go along stop and think is the effort worth it and dont forget the only reason a judge granted the injuction in the first place was because NO-ONE defended the action or even knew about it which was not reported by anyone in the press?
How come Amazon still allows device sellers to advertise “FULLY LOADED KODI BOXES FOR SALE”
Why, because no matter if they never any buyer of a bog standard box can turn it into a fully loaded box for free in under 90 seconds themselves for FREE!
By taking out the FULLY LOADED part its game over and not a thing has changed, so all they are doing is telling the world how stupid they are for not having such a cheap device or putting it on their computers, phones or tablets FOR FREE perhaps they know they cant win and only sending the right messages to their shareholders and its all a big bluff?
Another reason they cant ban it is simple logic and the courts needs to understand that the kodi software is part and parcel of the Google andriod system and kodi just like andriod is open source and means millions of developers can fork it meaning its impossible to block, ban or delete it from current devices or computers because all one has to do is keep a copy of the current softwares and reinstall it later as it will always be found in their download folders!
The providers also needs to remember that theres countless other providers using the very same software for them to stream their perfectly legal streaming on the very same devices so how can the courts ban these boxes the simple truth is they cant and they know it.
The only thing they can stop is from a commercial point of view, pubs and clubs which is fine by us but it will soon come to pass these businesses will be empty of customers as they will all be tucked up in their cosy homes watching only legal cached streaming using VPN’s and every provider is then utterly clueless of who is watching what and from where?
Just because someone has say the pulse CCM build app on their device does not mean they are using it at the end of the day its just another App, my phone has over 300 apps including kodi and have never once used it…lol (screen is to little).
I dont watch English football either am Scottish, English football is boring as feck, period!
GOOD LUCK banning open-source software or firmware, this is where this whole excercise in operation fear starts to get very silly, all European kodi builds are free built on open source so the press should tell us how they are going to ban it but they cant because no-one has even tried to not even the North Koreans who are also known to build these andriod based devices very well!
Where would one start or a court for that matter trying to ban an open source download on a website anywhere in the world, all kodi users worldwide can use all kodi versions and unofficial forks that also works for most kodi builds and theres now over 1500+ builds to chose from, yes that many and most dont have BT or SKY Sports on them, so another hurdle to ban these devices.
Lastly this is a Google baby KODI is run on around 90% of Google owned andriod firmware and the Google playstore has the latest and older versions freely available there, to ban kodi is to stop all thats good for Googles andriod platform so I say goodluck to SKY and BT because they simply cant win against Googles might, period but goodluck trying oh and very deep pockets will be required that the shareholders will pay for no doubt???
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IS KODI BOXES LEGAL?
Here’s the legal part the UK press does not want to share with any of its readers either because they are only doing what their advertisers are telling them (SKY or BT) to write or they are to lazy to do the proper research, I think its both?
Streaming by Pubs, Clubs etc may be illegal purely based on the public broadcasting rights. Streaming itself is NOT illegal. Deemed by the EU not to be illegal. Streaming involves no permanent copy of material being made therefore no Copyright infringement. Streaming is no different whether you click on a Kodi Sky sports stream or click on a Video on a DE page. The mechanism is identical and only temporary files are created in the Cache. The EU stated that creation of temporary or transient files does not contravene any Copyright law as no permanent copy has been made. Court case already brought a few years ago by some media outlets and they lost.
“Article 5 of Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society must be interpreted as meaning that the copies on the user’s computer screen and the copies in the internet ‘cache’ of that computer’s hard disk, made by an end-user in the course of viewing a website, satisfy the conditions that those 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, as well as the conditions laid down in Article 5(5) of that directive, and that they may therefore be made without the authorisation of the copyright holders.”
IS KODI BOXES LEGAL?
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