Kodi no go

The Herald reports:

SKY Television has claimed a victory over set-top box distributor Fibre TV.

A judge in the Christchurch District Court ruled the sale of Fibre TV’s pre-loaded ‘Kodi boxes’ were unlawful and breached , a statement from Sky TV says.

Sophie Moloney, SKY Television’s general counsel, said it was great to have the matter clarified as New Zealanders were buying the boxes under false impression that they were legitimate. …

Pre-loaded boxes are often called ‘Kodi boxes’, because they use Kodi software platforms.

The unlawful aspect is using software plugins or add-ons that enable people to find and stream pirated content, Sky said.

Using such add-ons, Fibre TV positioned itself as having “all of the content with none of the fees”, including Netflix, SKY movies and a range of sport content.

Seems a good decision. Sets pre-loaded with plugins to pirate content seem a clear infringement.

I used to download or torrent a lot of shows because it was the only way I could get to see them. But I now have Netflix and Lightbox and have so much legal content on demand, that it has been ages since I have torrented anything.

Are others the same?

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