• Announcements

    • Mixdoctor

      đŸ”„đŸ”„ THE BEAST T.V UPDATE 18th FEB IS NOW RELEASED đŸ”„đŸ”„   02/18/2017

      THE BEAST T.V UPDATE 18th FEBRUARY IS NOW RELEASED
      FOR KODI 16 ONLY Evening all, Well as the title says The Beast TV is now released and  in our wizard, so go and get it 👍  . @Tech Timeruuu will be doing his usual install guide video on our sister site streamhelp.org and it will also be posted in out forum. So keep your eyes here for further announcements. Big respect goes out to the team for bringing this to us all and a BIG thank you to @ChrisB for taking the time to develop this for our members and the world of KODI. REMEMBER This is for Kodi 16 Jarvis ONLY as you will know by various posting on our forum Kodi 17 is totally unstable still and until it is stable we are not supporting it at the moment, but we will try to help our members if they are trying to use Kodi 17, but remember for 17. you do need to use Kodi 17 Builds. REMEMBER  :- This build is for Kodi 16.1 Jarvis only, please see other Post Called The Beast Estuary Build for use with Kodi 17 ONLY. Or Click HERE REMEMBER TO VERIFY YOUR EMAIL! I hate typing in CAPS but a lot of people forget this small step.

      The U.K. server is: http://thebeast1.com
      The U.S. server is: http://thebeast2.com

      As always please register here: http://thebeast1.com/ and use the following repo: http://thebeast1.com/repo

      Backup server here: http://thebeast2.com/ and use the following repo: http://thebeast2.com/repo PLEASE NOTE when you are registering only use letters and numbers ( apart from the @ in your email ) and do not use any symbols what so ever like ( !#$%^&*()_+?>< ).    CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE  😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place, streamhelp.org & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too )
      Tech Timeruuu founder of forum.place and streamhelp.org and streamhelp video channel
      Mikman001 founder of Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check this out ) and team member of forum.place
      ChrisB developer of The One and Only Beast Build The Beast on Youtube You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor
        CHECK OUT OUR LATEST SITE  Stream Help http://streamhelp.org  If We Or This Forum Has Helped You Please Consider Donating To Keep All Videos And Forums Up To Date And Active As The Server Costs Are Great  Remember Click Around The Adverts As This Also Helps Pay For Server Costs Thank You  And Have A Great Day đŸ”  KODI DISCLAIMER
      We are not connected to or in any other way affiliated with Kodi, Team Kodi, or the XBMC Foundation. The 3rd Party addons are not the property of Kodi.tv and not supported by them. Third party addons will not receive any support in official Kodi channels, including the Kodi forums and various social networks
    • Mixdoctor

      đŸ”„ NVIDIA PRO 500GB GIVEAWAY HAS NOW STARTED đŸ”„   02/20/2017

      đŸ”„ NVIDIA PRO 500GB GIVEAWAY HAS NOW STARTED đŸ”„Â  A Big Hello to all the Guys n Gals on this wonderful forum of ours, Well we have all got together and decided that for our first Birthday on our forum we are giving away a Nvidia pro 500GB. The forum started March 1st 2016 and has grown over the past 12 months. Myself @Mixdoctor, @Tech Timeruuu, @Mikman001 and @ChrisB as well as @Yummer (who due to family commitments is no longer with us) have been here from day one helping out all our members with sorting out various problems with builds and Kodi issues over the past 12 months. Your gratitude towards us have been tremendous so we have all decided that we will offer our members and supporters a chance to win one of these latest Nvidia pro 500GB. ALL I ASK TO HELP US MAINTAIN OUR SERVER IS AFTER READING ON THIS JUST CLICK AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OUR SITE THANK YOU Contest begins NOW and ends March 22nd 2017.
      Good luck to everyone that enters. Enter up to 5 times and share the giveaway as much as you can to improve your odds. This contest is open to everyone and we will ship worldwide. All you have to do is CLICK HERE TO ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY and again JUST CLICK AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND THE GIVEAWAY SITE THANK YOU Again we would like to thank everyone for all there help and support over the past 12 months and we are all looking forward to helping you all over the next 12 months.   GIVEAWAY UPDATE 27th FEBRUARY OK People we are now giving away 2 of these Nvidia 500gb devices hence you not got more chance to win All you have to do is CLICK HERE TO ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY and again JUST CLICK AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND THE GIVEAWAY SITE THANK YOU 👍  CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE  😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place, streamhelp.org & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too )
      Tech Timeruuu founder of forum.place and streamhelp.org and streamhelp video channel
      Mikman001 founder of Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check this out ) and team member of forum.place
      ChrisB developer of The One and Only Beast Build The Beast on Youtube You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor
        CHECK OUT OUR LATEST SITE  Stream Help http://streamhelp.org  If We Or This Forum Has Helped You Please Consider Donating To Keep All Videos And Forums Up To Date And Active As The Server Costs Are Great  Remember Click Around The Adverts As This Also Helps Pay For Server Costs Thank You  And Have A Great Day đŸ”  KODI DISCLAIMER
      We are not connected to or in any other way affiliated with Kodi, Team Kodi, or the XBMC Foundation. The 3rd Party addons are not the property of Kodi.tv and not supported by them. Third party addons will not receive any support in official Kodi channels, including the Kodi forums and various social networks
    • Mixdoctor

      đŸ”„đŸ”„ THE NEW ROYALIST KRYPTON NOW IN BOTH WIZARDS đŸ”„đŸ”„   02/20/2017

      đŸ”„đŸ”„ THE NEW ROYALIST KRYPTON NOW IN BOTH WIZARDS đŸ”„đŸ”„ Hello again everyone, Well Mr @Tech Timeruuu has been hard at work and our very own build The Royalist has now been completely updated and rebuilt for Kodi 17 Krypton. Please note this will not work on Kodi 16 Jarvis it is only for the new Kodi 17. The Royalist can be found in the wizards so go ahead and give it a try as it's an amazing build. REMEMBER TO VERIFY YOUR EMAIL! I hate typing in CAPS but a lot of people forget this small step.

      The U.K. server is: http://thebeast1.com
      The U.S. server is: http://thebeast2.com

      As always please register here: http://thebeast1.com/ and use the following repo: http://thebeast1.com/repo

      Backup server here: http://thebeast2.com/ and use the following repo: http://thebeast2.com/repo PLEASE NOTE when you are registering only use letters and numbers ( apart from the @ in your email ) and do not use any symbols what so ever like ( !#$%^&*()_+?>< ). OK Enjoy our build everybody    CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE    😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too )    You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor
        CHECK OUT OUR LATEST SITE  Stream Help http://streamhelp.org  If We Or This Forum Has Helped You Please Consider Donating To Keep All Videos And Forums Up To Date And Active As The Server Costs Are Great  Remember Click Around The Adverts As This Also Helps Pay For Server Costs Thank You  And Have A Great Day đŸ”  KODI DISCLAIMER
      We are not connected to or in any other way affiliated with Kodi, Team Kodi, or the XBMC Foundation. The 3rd Party addons are not the property of Kodi.tv and not supported by them. Third party addons will not receive any support in official Kodi channels, including the Kodi forums and various social networks

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'europe'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • General
    • Forum Rules
    • Announcements
    • Introductions and Farewells.
    • General Support
    • Apple TEC
    • Windows TEC
    • Streamhelp.org
  • Wizards
    • The Beast
    • Other Wizards
  • Kodi
    • Kodi Discussion
    • Kodi Support
    • Kodi Add-ons
    • Kodi Tutorials
    • EPG
    • Builds
    • Kodi News
    • Español
  • Android
    • Fire Stick / Tv
    • Nvidia Shield Tv
  • IPTV
    • IPTV Discussion
    • IPTV Support
  • Miscellaneous
    • Lounge
    • Movies
    • TV Shows
    • Sports

Calendars

  • Community Calendar

Found 3 results

  1. Is Kodi Legal in The U.K. ? Questions over using and selling the Devices A lot of people will have woken up on Christmas Day to a new Kodi box beneath their tree. But you could find yourself in trouble if you use them under certain circumstances. The Android boxes have proved a huge hit with people desperate to watch PPV films and live sport, including Premier League football, on the cheap. But it turns out there is confusion surrounding the legality of devices, and it depends how they’re used. And with a trader being hauled to court in a landmark case over their legality many are wondering if the boxes will be legal for much longer. Are they legal now? The problem with Kodi is this: although it utilises perfectly legal and easy-to-use software, it can also be easily used for illegal streaming. Subscription sports and movie packages, for example, are only a few clicks away – and all for free. Put simply, Kodi, and boxes with Kodi installed, are perfectly legal. The problem arises when the Kodi app is used to illegally stream subscription content. The confusion around the legality of the boxes is so great that it could take a court case involving a man called Brian Thompson from Middlesbrough to help settle it. He’s thought to be the first man brought to court to face allegations of selling pre-loaded Kodi or Android boxes. The boxes allow you to watch and stream offline and online content. The boxes themselves are legal. But the problem is with pre-loaded or altered boxes to watch PPV content, like Sky Sports or films currently in the cinema. That, claims prosecutors, is illegal. So when will we know? How long is a piece of string? Thompson entered not guilty pleas at court and a trial is expected to start before a judge on May 8. But even if he loses the trial, Brian has already said he intends to fight any decision – even hinting he could take the fight to Europe. That could result in a lengthy court process which could drag out a definitive ruling on the devices. Are there any other similar legal cases? One has just finished, and resulted in one man receiving a four year jail sentence for conspiracy to defraud. In what was first to be the first sentencing of its kind, Terry O’Reilly was handed the tough term for flogging over 1,000 boxes to pubs, who used them to illegally stream Premier League footy. Following the result, Premier League Director of Legal Services Kevin Plumb said: “The courts have provided a clear message: this is against the law and selling systems which allow people to watch unauthorised Premier League broadcasts is a form of mass piracy and is sufficiently serious to warrant a custodial sentence. “There can now be no doubt for consumers that these systems are illegal.” So are they still on sale? They are, and there are loads of them. The case involving O’Reilly was for a conspiracy to defraud, a less serious charge than those Thompson is facing. His charges, which his solicitor claim are used under an “unusual piece of legislation”, see him accused of selling boxes “adapted for the purpose of enabling or facilitating the circumvention of effective technological measures” and a third charge involving “advertising a product to circumvent technological measures”. That case focuses specifically on selling pre-loaded boxes. Until that, or another similar case, has gone through the courts it is likely they will still be sold on the high street. Currently, a quick internet search shows retail giants like Tesco and Amazon are selling similar devices, although they aren’t pre-loaded. What’s happening in the pubs? In October, bosses at a pub in Middlesbrough called the Navigation were fined ÂŁ8,000 after being caught streaming matches through a Kodi box. And in a show of support for Thompson in his home town, there is a sign up in the front window of another pub warning that anybody who works for the FA, Sky, BT, the Premier League or its “servants” are pretty much barred. It warns that anybody from those firms – who are leading the fight against pubs illegally streaming live footy – will face legal action if they set foot inside. It states: “Any entrance by the above will be considered as trespass and as such any information gained would be by default.” CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE Enjoy. 😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too ) You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor CHECK OUT OUR LATEST SITE Stream Help http://streamhelp.org If We Or This Forum Has Helped You Please Consider Donating To Keep All Videos And Forums Up To Date And Active As The Server Costs Are Great Remember Click Around The Adverts As This Also Helps Pay For Server Costs Thank You And Have A Great Day đŸ” KODI DISCLAIMER We are not connected to or in any other way affiliated with Kodi, Team Kodi, or the XBMC Foundation. The 3rd Party addons are not the property of Kodi.tv and not supported by them. Third party addons will not receive any support in official Kodi channels, including the Kodi forums and various social networks
  2. Unlikely ‘Pirate’ Kodi Users Will Get in Trouble, Experts Suggest In recent weeks, the legality or otherwise of so-called fully-loaded Kodi boxes has become a big topic. The devices are massively popular in the UK but are people going to get busted for using them? Almost certainly not, an intellectual property lawyer told the BBC this morning. While Popcorn Time was the hot news of 2014 and 2015, 2016 was taken by storm by an old kid on the block with a new lick of paint. Kodi needs little introduction. It’s an open source media player that can, given select tweaks, be augmented with third-party addons that grant access to an Aladdin’s cave of pirate content. Unlike most other kinds of unauthorized online sharing, the way content is delivered through Kodi has exposed a whole new legal gray area. While it’s definitely illegal in Europe and the US to share copyrighted content without permission using BitTorrent, no one is really clear whether streaming content via Kodi has the same status. In recent weeks, this has led to the publication of dozens of articles which claim to answer that question. Upon review, none of them actually do, so the topic remains hot in the UK. To that end, BBC Radio Five ran a pretty long feature this morning which had host Adrian Chiles discussing the topic with FACT chief Kieron Sharp, intellectual property lawyer Steve (whose surname wasn’t clear from the broadcast) and technical guy Tom Cheesewright who really knew what he was talking about. The start of the interview was marked by Chiles noting that when he found out what a Kodi device could do, he immediately wanted one. “I’d never heard of them,” he said. “I heard what they were and then I wanted one. And then someone told me that they’re probably illegal, so I better not get one.” Chiles’ reaction is probably held in common with millions of others who’ve learned about what Kodidevices can do. There’s a clear and totally understandable attraction, and it was helpful for the broadcaster to acknowledge that. After a brief technological description from Cheesewright, Chiles turned to IP lawyer Steve, who was asked where the law stands. His response was fairly lengthy but clearly focused on the people supplying the devices. “You’ve got big content producers like HBO that are used to producing premium content that people pay for,” Steve said. “Where they are directing their attention is on the people who sell these boxes loaded with software that lets you get around paying a subscription.” The lawyer acknowledged that there are some ongoing cases in the UK which involve suppliers of devices which effectively allow users to get around copyright protection. “That’s been the focus of the strategy and it’s a big, big, big issue,” he said. But for those who know Chiles’ down-to-earth style, it was always obvious that he would want to know how the law views the man in the street. “From the punter’s point of view, if you’re watching something made by HBO that Netflix would hope that you’d be paying them to watch, but you’re watching it for free via your Kodi stick, then are you going to get a knock on the door?” Chiles asked. Chiles didn’t get a straight answer about the law, but after a breath, Steve offered the reality. “In all likelihood, no,” the lawyer responded. Noting that there have been cases against file-sharers, the IP expert said that there is a difference – a legal gray area – when it comes to streaming versus file-sharing. “What tends to happen is that the content providers go after the ISPs, they go after platforms [offering pirate content], not the individual people,” he said, adding that getting a knock on the door at home would be fairly unlikely. Interestingly, Chiles’ then admitted that in the past he also tried to get Premier League football on his laptop for free, but was unsuccessful in getting any content. The suggestion was that Chiles’ failure could be put down to anti-piracy crackdowns against sites, including site-blocking, a point on which the lawyer agreed. “[Rightsholders] have been choking off access [to free content] rather than going to war with their own fans, which is never going to be good for publicity, which is only going to cause them a bigger problem,” the lawyer said. At this point, FACT chief Keiron Sharp entered the conversation and immediately acknowledged that piracy is an ongoing problem that isn’t going to be solved overnight. However, he also revealed a little about their Kodi strategy. “This will still keep coming up no matter which actions we take, but there is still a deterrent effect on people when they see that sellers and providers and distributors of these boxes are going to prison. Which they will do,” Sharp said. The FACT chief said that people will make a connection between people being locked up for selling boxes and the use of these boxes at home, something which he hopes will result in less uptake. “There will be a deterrent effect [from cases going through the court now] and I think your average punter, as you put it, are the ones who will see that deterrent effect and we will be able to move some people away,” he said. Interestingly, Sharp then referred to pirates as “fans” who want access to a product and that content providers were trying to fulfill that demand. Lawyer Steve, who also used the word “fans,” added that people who pirate aren’t necessarily cheapskates either. “The biggest problem the industry has is that it’s always been behind on design and user experience,” he said. “People buy these boxes not necessarily because they’re cheapskates or want to break the law, but probably because it’s the only place they can get access to all the content they want in one place, in a good user experience, without buying separate subscriptions for Sky, for Netflix, for Amazon, for Hulu, for all of these different services,” he said. This conclusion is an important one. While at some point the courts may decide (there’s a case in Europe) that knowingly watching pirate streams is indeed illegal, there is no way that a user that ONLY STREAMS content can be monitored by groups that would like to prosecute them. So, to answer the million dollar question. Watching pirate Kodi streams may be deemed illegal sometime in the future but right now, no one is 100% sure. In any event, it’s impossible in any sensible scenario for anyone to get caught doing so. With that in mind, content providers need to keep upping their game, or the Kodi content free-for-all (or whatever else comes along next) will continue. A replay of the show might be made available by the BBC on the iPlayer at a later point. CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE Enjoy. 😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too ) You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor CHECK OUT OUR LATEST SITE Stream Help http://streamhelp.org If We Or This Forum Has Helped You Please Consider Donating To Keep All Videos And Forums Up To Date And Active As The Server Costs Are Great Remember Click Around The Adverts As This Also Helps Pay For Server Costs Thank You And Have A Great Day đŸ” KODI DISCLAIMER We are not connected to or in any other way affiliated with Kodi, Team Kodi, or the XBMC Foundation. The 3rd Party addons are not the property of Kodi.tv and not supported by them. Third party addons will not receive any support in official Kodi channels, including the Kodi forums and various social networks
  3. Unlikely ‘Pirate’ Kodi Users Will Get in Trouble, Experts Suggest In recent weeks, the legality or otherwise of so-called fully-loaded Kodi boxes has become a big topic. The devices are massively popular in the UK but are people going to get busted for using them? Almost certainly not, an intellectual property lawyer told the BBC this morning. While Popcorn Time was the hot news of 2014 and 2015, 2016 was taken by storm by an old kid on the block with a new lick of paint. Kodi needs little introduction. It’s an open source media player that can, given select tweaks, be augmented with third-party addons that grant access to an Aladdin’s cave of pirate content. Unlike most other kinds of unauthorized online sharing, the way content is delivered through Kodi has exposed a whole new legal gray area. While it’s definitely illegal in Europe and the US to share copyrighted content without permission using BitTorrent, no one is really clear whether streaming content via Kodi has the same status. In recent weeks, this has led to the publication of dozens of articles which claim to answer that question. Upon review, none of them actually do, so the topic remains hot in the UK. To that end, BBC Radio Five ran a pretty long feature this morning which had host Adrian Chiles discussing the topic with FACT chief Kieron Sharp, intellectual property lawyer Steve (whose surname wasn’t clear from the broadcast) and technical guy Tom Cheesewright who really knew what he was talking about. The start of the interview was marked by Chiles noting that when he found out what a Kodi device could do, he immediately wanted one. “I’d never heard of them,” he said. “I heard what they were and then I wanted one. And then someone told me that they’re probably illegal, so I better not get one.” Chiles’ reaction is probably held in common with millions of others who’ve learned about what Kodi devices can do. There’s a clear and totally understandable attraction, and it was helpful for the broadcaster to acknowledge that. After a brief technological description from Cheesewright, Chiles turned to IP lawyer Steve, who was asked where the law stands. His response was fairly lengthy but clearly focused on the people supplying the devices. “You’ve got big content producers like HBO that are used to producing premium content that people pay for,” Steve said. “Where they are directing their attention is on the people who sell these boxes loaded with software that lets you get around paying a subscription.” The lawyer acknowledged that there are some ongoing cases in the UK which involve suppliers of devices which effectively allow users to get around copyright protection. “That’s been the focus of the strategy and it’s a big, big, big issue,” he said. But for those who know Chiles’ down-to-earth style, it was always obvious that he would want to know how the law views the man in the street. “From the punter’s point of view, if you’re watching something made by HBO that Netflix would hope that you’d be paying them to watch, but you’re watching it for free via your Kodi stick, then are you going to get a knock on the door?” Chiles asked. Chiles didn’t get a straight answer about the law, but after a breath, Steve offered the reality. “In all likelihood, no,” the lawyer responded. Noting that there have been cases against file-sharers, the IP expert said that there is a difference – a legal gray area – when it comes to streaming versus file-sharing. “What tends to happen is that the content providers go after the ISPs, they go after platforms [offering pirate content], not the individual people,” he said, adding that getting a knock on the door at home would be fairly unlikely. Interestingly, Chiles’ then admitted that in the past he also tried to get Premier League football on his laptop for free, but was unsuccessful in getting any content. The suggestion was that Chiles’ failure could be put down to anti-piracy crackdowns against sites, including site-blocking, a point on which the lawyer agreed. “[Rightsholders] have been choking off access [to free content] rather than going to war with their own fans, which is never going to be good for publicity, which is only going to cause them a bigger problem,” the lawyer said. At this point, FACT chief Keiron Sharp entered the conversation and immediately acknowledged that piracy is an ongoing problem that isn’t going to be solved overnight. However, he also revealed a little about their Kodi strategy. “This will still keep coming up no matter which actions we take, but there is still a deterrent effect on people when they see that sellers and providers and distributors of these boxes are going to prison. Which they will do,” Sharp said. The FACT chief said that people will make a connection between people being locked up for selling boxes and the use of these boxes at home, something which he hopes will result in less uptake. “There will be a deterrent effect [from cases going through the court now] and I think your average punter, as you put it, are the ones who will see that deterrent effect and we will be able to move some people away,” he said. Interestingly, Sharp then referred to pirates as “fans” who want access to a product and that content providers were trying to fulfill that demand. Lawyer Steve, who also used the word “fans,” added that people who pirate aren’t necessarily cheapskates either. “The biggest problem the industry has is that it’s always been behind on design and user experience,” he said. “People buy these boxes not necessarily because they’re cheapskates or want to break the law, but probably because it’s the only place they can get access to all the content they want in one place, in a good user experience, without buying separate subscriptions for Sky, for Netflix, for Amazon, for Hulu, for all of these different services,” he said. This conclusion is an important one. While at some point the courts may decide (there’s a case in Europe) that knowingly watching pirate streams is indeed illegal, there is no way that a user that ONLY STREAMS content can be monitored by groups that would like to prosecute them. So, to answer the million dollar question. Watching pirate Kodi streams may be deemed illegal sometime in the future but right now, no one is 100% sure. In any event, it’s impossible in any sensible scenario for anyone to get caught doing so. With that in mind, content providers need to keep upping their game, or the Kodi content free-for-all (or whatever else comes along next) will continue. A replay of the show might be made available by the BBC on the iPlayer at a later point. CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE Enjoy. 😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too ) You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor CHECK OUT OUR LATEST SITE Stream Help http://streamhelp.org If We Or This Forum Has Helped You Please Consider Donating To Keep All Videos And Forums Up To Date And Active As The Server Costs Are Great Remember Click Around The Adverts As This Also Helps Pay For Server Costs Thank You And Have A Great Day đŸ” KODI DISCLAIMER We are not connected to or in any other way affiliated with Kodi, Team Kodi, or the XBMC Foundation. The 3rd Party addons are not the property of Kodi.tv and not supported by them. Third party addons will not receive any support in official Kodi channels, including the Kodi forums and various social networks