KODI SHUTDOWN THREATS NOT WORKING – KODI Users STILL stream and New Rules NOT Working to stop Piracy
Kodi ARRESTS and Pirate Bay CRACKDOWN aren't working, close to HALF of the users still stream for free new survey revealed.
A new survey that was conducted by price comparison site Finder.com – the biggest comparison site in Australia, which launched in the UK back in February 2017, surveyed some 2,000 adults from across the UK. According to the research, the recent efforts to blocks Kodi Box add-ons and torrent sites have stopped 52 percent of those who watched paid-for content illegally from pirating in future. Meanwhile, more than 47 percent haven’t been put off by the new restrictions and penalties in place in the UK.
The IPO (Intellectual Property Office) reported more than one million illicit streaming boxes have been sold in the UK within the last two years.
So-called Kodi Boxes are devices, manufactured by a number of different brands, with all the requisite third-party software to stream paid-for content for free preinstalled on the set-top box.
Likewise, torrent files are not in and of themselves intrinsically illegally. But those used to download copyrighted content for free without the permission of the rights holders are.
Torrents do not contain the file you wish to download, but instead, enables your computer to download the requested data in small chunks from a network of online participants.
Popular torrent websites like Kickass Torrents, ExtraTorrent and Torrentz.eu have all shutdown within the last year.
The Pirate Bay – the most well-known example of a torrent repository – is currently banned in the UK by most Internet Service Providers or ISPs
Those who download copyrighted content using a torrent site might find themselves the recipient of a warning letter from their broadband provider.
Dubbed Get It Right, the anti-piracy sees UK ISPs mail-out warnings to subscribers whose accounts have been used to download copyrighted material.
The email cautions subscribers they have 20 days to stop downloading copyrighted material using peer-to-peer websites.
Should your Internet service provider detect more illegal activity from your IP address during the 20 day grace period – another educational email from the Get It Right campaign will be sent. Sky, BT, NowTV, PlusNet, Talk-Talk and Virgin Media have all signed-up to the Get It Right campaign.
In all the circumstances, an immediate custodial sentence is not called for. As a warning to others in future, they may not be so lucky
“The fact that so many illegal streaming devices have all failed to meet UK safety standards is shocking.
“Alongside the risks of exposing your home network to damaging malware and your children to inappropriate content, it should now be clear that the dangers these illegal devices pose far outweigh any benefit of buying them.
“We believe hundreds of thousands of illicit streaming devices were sold between Black Friday and Christmas last year.
“This year, if you want to safely and reliably enjoy premium sports, TV or films go directly to the official provider.”
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