Kodi -- legal or illegal ?

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  1. azoreseuropa
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    I read the google statement that Kodi itself isn't illegal but streaming add-on is illegal.

    Does that mean including Exodus is illegal ? I saw smart tv box already have Exodus and others add-on in Amazon online. Please define ? Thanks.
     


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    How is the streaming add-on illegal? Does it stream from illegal sites?
     
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    I mean Kodi itself is a media centre than can play your own files. That much isn't illegal. The streaming part though? Yeaaaah, that's not exactly above board.
     
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    because its no different the pirating a film.

    the addons are giving you access to free movies that you would normally have to pay for or access to premium shows that are only available if you pay for services such as sky.

    tho kodi itself allows you to run these addons, kodi themselves do not release them, they simply release a media centre that allows you to run multiple things, it originally started off as XBMC which later was praised by MS for what it was able to do compared to their own (on the XBX)
     
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    That answera my question, thank for doing that ^_^
    I think technically this goes with the same laws as basically any software, downloaders would be the best example. Where it's not illegal to have a torrent downloader, but it's what you do with it.
     
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    Kodi = legal

    Plugins that stream pirated content = illegal

    Exodus is CLEARLY illegal.

    Lots of people say to me Kodi is being banned: Thinking Kodi is illegal is like saying a standard Ford car is illegal because it can be modified to do insane speeds, seat belts taken off, too dark tint added etc.
     
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    If it streams media from pirated sources it's illegal.

    Kodi itself is legal and the plugin itself is also legal.
    The content however can be illegal and 99.9% of the time is illegal.
     
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    Then why did Amazon sell it? Why don't Government do anything about it ? Stupid DMCA!
     
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    People declaring what is legal or not legal without even knowing what you are watching or what country you are in have their head up their ass. Instead of worrying about what your corporate over lords & government arbitrarily declare to be legal/illegal why don't you go with what you think is right or wrong and stop being a serf.

    Alpha's don't ask for permission.

    (Goes back to smoking weed and watching Eastbound & Down on Exodus)

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    the plugin if streaming illegal content is not and never will be legal.

    the creators of the plugin do not have licensing rights to the content it provides. no ifs no buts.
     
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    Plugin can be adapted to stream from a homeserver where a legal copy could reside for personal use.

    It's the actual pirated content which makes it illegal.
     
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    amazon dont sell kodi, never have done.

    the government are doing something about it but its almost impossible, they are tracking those selling boxes pre configured with free sky plugins etc.
     
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    To my understanding.. my friend's friend is working at Direct TV and he have everything because he worked at Direct TV and share his account and password to my friend so he can download apps to watch like HBO GO, and etc.. Are those illegal to share also ? Just want to compare to Kodi, know.
     
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    plugins such as exodus are illegal end of, plugins that allow you to connect to your own plex server for example are perfectly fine as long as you own the rights to the content you stream.

    think you are confusing the situation regarding illegal plugins and plugins that are for general use which was the purpose of kodi, such as youtube, netflix and gaming plugins.

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    this is partly whats covered in agreements like shitflix, you pay a subscription that gives you xxx number of users to access its content.

    if you then share that access with others then some may think nothings wrong with that, but then at your own stupidity your then paying for a service so others can use.

    in the normal world that doesnt work like that, people will already have such subscription for example sky for their own use and will then record programs/movies then rip it from the drive and upload it.

    these plugins then scrape for streaming links and let you stream it for free.
     
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    Meaning that sharing the account and password to a friend for Direct TV is illegal, right ?
     
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    if you use Exodus or salts or any of them other plugins what do you think? of course it's ILLEGAL.

    but frankly unless you have a Real-Debrid account the servers are pretty damn sucky at times. so i still prefer to get all my videos from USENET and play them on SPMC through my kodi box from my HDD i've never really liked streaming anything :creep:
     
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    Huh. I thought that streaming was legal but the people who upload the shows are doing illegal things... I don't know much about this though so...
     
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    im sure it would be a breach of the contract terms yes, but there is no way of controlling where you access the content, but i guess your maybe trying the spin that people put when bitching about game piracy.

    as long as 1 person is paying then how are they loosing money?

    the point is, i pay for a service, then share with three others, thats three people getting access without paying.

    if you had a paid for service would you be ok if one person paid you for access and they shared that access with three other people,.... pretty sure you wouldnt because its a loss of income.