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Kodi shouldn't be held to blame for those who use it to watch content illegally. That's the view of the Computer and Communications Industry Association, an industry body that represents the views of Netflix, Amazon and BT.

Instead, those infringing the copyright should be held to account, like those selling 'fully-loaded' Kodi boxes and creating third-party add-ons that let people watch copyrighted material illegally.

Kodi is a perfectly legal piece of software, but – with the addition of third-party add-ons – can be used to access copyrighted content illegally. Just recently, one man who watched Sky Sports illegally on his Kodi box was left with a legal bill of £16,000.

"Unscrupulous vendors selling general-purpose devices preloaded with software whose function is to infringe content or circumvent technological protection measures (TPMs) are an appropriate target for enforcement activities," wrote the CCIA.

"These enforcement activities should focus on the infringers themselves, however, not a general-purpose technology, such as an operating system for set-top boxes, which may be used in both lawful and unlawful ways."

A recent spate of high-profile copyright infringement court cases has seen Kodi users fined up to €500,000. Here in the UK, sales of 'fully-loaded' Kodi boxes (those already set up for accessing content illegally) have been banned from eBay, Amazon and Facebook.

Source: Independent

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