Kodi Box Raids In The UK

UK authorities continue to aggressively crack down on media piracy of various kinds, and the latest examples were several raids on people selling "loaded" Kodi boxes. 

Kodi itself is an open source media center software app that is not designed to be illegal, but it can be combined with 3rd party add-ons that can allow users to view sketchy streaming or other content.

In a way, Kodi is in a somewhat similar position to Bittorrent technology - a legitimate piece of software that can be used for marginally legal or sometimes illegal purposes.

The hardware being sold - set top boxes and TV sticks - were loaded with Kodi and the types of add-ons mentioned above, and so caught the attention of authorities.

BBC

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