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      🔥🔥 THE LATEST UPDATE FOR THE ROYALIST ON KODI 17.3 IS NOW IN THE WIZARD ENJOY! 12/June/2017 🔥🔥   06/14/2017

      🔥🔥 THE LATEST UPDATE FOR THE ROYALIST ON KODI 17.3 🔥🔥 🔥🔥 IS NOW IN THE WIZARD ENJOY! 12/June/2017 🔥🔥   How to install the latest Royalist update! Simply head on to google or any other search site and type in “The Beast Kodi” after that select the site that fits your location better. The Royalist is part of The Beast Franchise hence the reason for going to The Beast site to register to allow you to download the wizard which contain all our builds. VIDEO GUIDE AT BOTTOM OF THIS POST GUYS n GALS 😉 Remember The Beast 1 is for the UK and the Beast 2 is for the US Register at https://thebeast1.com (UK Server) or https://thebeast2.com (US Server) Scroll all the way down to bottom of the page Add a username, email address & password and then click Register 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 ( !#$%^&*()_+?>< ). After the registration notification appears ”Thank you for registering with us. Please log in to continue.” select log in Scroll all the way down to the bottom for the login box. Enter the email & password you used in the first step and click Log in Scroll all the way down again, you’ll see the Name you chose, your chosen email, and verify. Select Verify – DO NOT MISS THIS PART You will see a message that says “It can’t rain all the time” Wait for it to end, Scroll all the way down log in for the last time: If you see VERIFIED  next to your chosen email, you registered successfully. You WILL NOT receive any emails. That has not been in place for months. Please remember if you already have a build already on your Kodi you need to clear the data and cache to enable Kodi to run as a Fresh Install (Fresh Start) Registration Complete, Open Kodi to Install the Latest BEAST update for KODI 17.1 -From KODI Home Screen > Add-ons > Settings (Gear symbol), top left
      >Enable Unknown Sources. BACK to KODI HOME screen > Settings (Gear Symbol), top left
      > File Manager
      > Add Source. Select None Type the following EXACTLY http://thebeast1.com/repo/ and select Done if you’ve signed up at http://thebeast1.com  OR For the USA source please use http://thebeast2.com/repo – but you must sign up at http://thebeast2.com for this (If one doesn’t work, try the other, but you must register and enter the same one) Highlight the box underneath that says repo, clear it and type beast & Select OK Go back to your Home Screen Add-Ons > Click Open box in top left corner (Add-on Browser) Select Install from zip file Select The Beast Select plugin.video.beast.zip Wait for Wizard enabled notification Go back to your KODI Home Screen Look for The Beast Wizard Under Program Add-ons BUT read below: Highlight or Click WITH 3 line menu button on remote (see below) The Beast Wizard – DO NOT SELECT (if message appears Re-Read) –Open the Context Menu (C on your keyboard, right click with a mouse, long press on touch screen devices or Menu button, usually has 3 lines, on your remote) and select Add-on settings Add the Email and Password you created at the beginning of the guide and select OK Select The Beast Wizard Select the build you wish to install from this wizard – THE ROYALIST Make sure to chose Most Recent Dated Build The Royalist will now start to download After the download completes the build will extract NEXT STEP IMPORTANT After extraction if you are on an Android/Amazon device unplug and plug back in and the Beast will be installed, wait 3 minutes for build to load up then ready to use. If on any other device (Windows OSX) select OK, Select OK again Enjoy. As always please like this video and subscribe to my channel to keep bringing you awesome videos. Official site: http://streamhelp.org
      Help/Support Forum: http://koditalk.org
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      Techtimeruuu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/techtimeruuu Follow Mixdoctor on twitter: https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor
      Mixdoctor  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100015663541691 VIDEO INSTALL GUIDE This is May 4th Video but all that changes is at the end pick JUNE 12th BUILD. ok peeps. ENJOY Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day.    
    • Mixdoctor

      🔥LATEST NVIDIA PRO GIVEAWAY HAS NOW STARTED 🔥    06/14/2017

      🔥LATEST NVIDIA PRO GIVEAWAY HAS NOW STARTED 🔥  A Big Hello to all the Guys n Gals on this wonderful forum of ours, Well we are giving away a Nvidia pro again. in a free to enter giveaway for all our members on this wonderful forum and our sister site StreamHelp The forum started March 1st 2016 and has grown over the past 12 months. Myself @Mixdoctor, @Tech Timeruuu, @Mikman001,@ChrisB, @Sarah Barker and @JumpStreams1 have been here helping out all our members with sorting out various problems with builds and Kodi issues over the past 15 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's. ALL WE ASK TO HELP US MAINTAIN OUR SERVER IS AFTER READING ON THIS JUST CLICK AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND SOME OF OUR ADVERTS AS THIS ALLOWS US TO DO THESE GREAT GIVEAWAYS, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH 👍 Contest begins NOW and ends June 30th 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 AND OUR ADVERTS, THANK YOU 👍 Again we would like to thank everyone for all there help and support over the past 15 months and we are all looking forward to helping you all over the next 15 months. Official site: http://streamhelp.org
      Help/Support Forum: http://koditalk.org
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      Mixdoctor  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100015663541691 Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day.  
    • Mixdoctor

      🔥🔥 THE BEAST UPDATE JUNE 20th ADDONS FIXED 🔥🔥   06/19/2017

      🔥🔥 THE BEAST UPDATE JUNE 20th ADDONS FIXED 🔥🔥   Again our man @ChrisB has been working hard for us again and updated our famous BEAST BUILD for KODI version 17.3. So read below and we will guide you on how to install the latest BEAST BUILD for 17.3, So BIG respect goes out to Chris for sorting out all the Addons that have been updated, moved onto other servers and getting rid of the ones no longer working. Also not forgetting our man @Tech Timeruuu for the install guide video (see bottom of this post) and the rest of the team on here and  our sister site StreamHelp. How to install the latest Beast update! Simply head on to google or any other search site and type in “The Beast Kodi” after that select the site that fits your location better. VIDEO GUIDE AT BOTTOM OF THIS POST GUYS n GALS 😉 Remember The Beast 1 is for the UK and the Beast 2 is for the US Register at https://thebeast1.com (UK Server) or https://thebeast2.com (US Server) Scroll all the way down to bottom of the page Add a username, email address & password and then click Register 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 ( !#$%^&*()_+?>< ). After the registration notification appears ”Thank you for registering with us. Please log in to continue.” select log in Scroll all the way down to the bottom for the login box. Enter the email & password you used in the first step and click Log in Scroll all the way down again, you’ll see the Name you chose, your chosen email, and verify. Select Verify – DO NOT MISS THIS PART You will see a message that says “It can’t rain all the time” Wait for it to end, Scroll all the way down log in for the last time: If you see VERIFIED  next to your chosen email, you registered successfully. You WILL NOT receive any emails. That has not been in place for months. Please remember if you already have a build already on your Kodi you need to clear the data and cache to enable Kodi to run as a Fresh Install (Fresh Start) Registration Complete, Open Kodi to Install the Latest BEAST update for KODI 17.1 -From KODI Home Screen > Add-ons > Settings (Gear symbol), top left
      >Enable Unknown Sources. BACK to KODI HOME screen > Settings (Gear Symbol), top left
      > File Manager
      > Add Source. Select None Type the following EXACTLY http://thebeast1.com/repo/ and select Done if you’ve signed up at http://thebeast1.com  OR For the USA source please use http://thebeast2.com/repo – but you must sign up at http://thebeast2.com for this (If one doesn’t work, try the other, but you must register and enter the same one) Highlight the box underneath that says repo, clear it and type beast & Select OK Go back to your Home Screen Add-Ons > Click Open box in top left corner (Add-on Browser) Select Install from zip file Select The Beast Select plugin.video.beast.zip Wait for Wizard enabled notification Go back to your KODI Home Screen Look for The Beast Wizard Under Program Add-ons BUT read below: Highlight or Click WITH 3 line menu button on remote (see below) The Beast Wizard – DO NOT SELECT (if message appears Re-Read) –Open the Context Menu (C on your keyboard, right click with a mouse, long press on touch screen devices or Menu button, usually has 3 lines, on your remote) and select Add-on settings Add the Email and Password you created at the beginning of the guide and select OK Select The Beast Wizard Select the build you wish to install from this wizard – THE BEAST Make sure to chose Most Recent Dated Build The Beast will now start to download After the download completes the build will extract NEXT STEP IMPORTANT After extraction if you are on an Android/Amazon device unplug and plug back in and the Beast will be installed, wait 3 minutes for build to load up then ready to use. If on any other device (Windows OSX) select OK, Select OK again Enjoy. As always please like this video and subscribe to my channel to keep bringing you awesome videos. Official site: http://streamhelp.org
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      Techtimeruuu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/techtimeruuu Follow Mixdoctor on twitter: https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor
      Mixdoctor  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100015663541691 VIDEO INSTALL GUIDE   Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day.    

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  1. Nagra Targets Pirate Kodi Streaming Addons and IPTV While reasonably effective satellite and cable TV anti-piracy systems do exist, these are being entirely circumvented by pirate content delivered over the Internet. No surprise then that conditional access companies such as NAGRA are spreading their wings, targeting illegal IPTV and third-party Kodi addons. Since their very inception, satellite and cable TV systems have been vulnerable to those who enjoy watching content but prefer not to pay. Many ‘solutions’ have been developed to offer consumers the chance to watch premium content for free, or close to it, via the use of modified receivers, replacement or hacked smart cards, or more recently so-called ‘card sharing‘ arrangements. In response, so-called conditional access companies have developed advanced systems to ensure that viewers are also subscribers. One of the more successful is Nagravision (NAGRA), a system that is deployed in set-top boxes around the world. But while NAGRA in this particular form can go some way towards protecting content delivered through proprietary devices, it can be bypassed by content delivered over the Internet, such as via streaming sites, augmented Kodi setups, and illegal IPTV services. To that end, NAGRA and the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) have announced an expanded agreement “to bring a new generation of anti-piracy technology and services” to broadcasters and distributors of international and multicultural content. “Developing automated, state-of-the-art tools to detect unauthorized streaming – especially on increasingly popular IPTV set-top boxes and Kodi add-ons – helps ensure we can take swift and decisive action against pirates and maintain the value of the services offered to IBCAP members,” says Frederic Guitard, Vice President Media Security Services for NAGRA. IBCAP and NAGRA have been working together since 2014, and the expansion of the agreement was welcomed by Chris Kuelling, Executive Director of IBCAP. “The expansion of our agreement with NAGRA will help us leverage the latest technologies and expertise in content protection and anti-piracy with the aim of putting pirates out of business and replacing them with legitimate providers,” he said. NAGRA says it will establish a lab to monitor and detect unauthorized use of content via set-top boxes, websites and other streaming platforms. The company says it will target both linear feeds and VOD content, and take action to have that content removed. It will also take steps to identify people selling pirate services (such as Kodi boxes augmented with infringing addons and unlicensed IPTV resellers) with an aim to either educate or gather evidence for future lawsuits. The latter option could prove quite expensive. According to figures provided by IBCAP, since 2014 the group has obtained judgments or settlements against IPTV box manufacturers, providers, and retailers in excess of $100 million. “ISP’s, CDN’s, and domain name providers have complied with court orders and unauthorized IPTV services have been disrupted or shut down entirely,” the group says. Crackdowns on IPTV and Kodi box suppliers are becoming increasingly commonplace, particularly in Europe. Action by the Premier League and Spanish authorities shut down a large IPTV supplier last year and fresh action against a pair of IPTV affiliated ISPs was announced just last week by Europol.
  2. Amazon Bans Sales of “Pirate” Media Players, Will Destroy Them Amazon is taking a tough stance against vendors who sell fully-loaded Kodi boxes and other “pirate” media players through its platform. The store now explicitly bans media players that “promote” or “suggest” the facilitation of piracy. Sellers who violate this policy, of which there are still a few around, risk having their inventory destroyed. Streaming piracy is on the rise with popular media player Kodi at the center of attention. While Kodi itself is a neutral platform, millions of people use third-party add-ons to turn it into the ultimate pirate machine. In some cases, the pirate add-ons are put onto the devices by vendors, who sell these “fully-loaded” boxes through their own stores or marketplaces such as Amazon. While Amazon has never explicitly allowed the sale of copyright-infringing devices, they are not hard to find in its store. This is a thorn in the side of major copyright holders, who have repeatedly complained about fully-loaded boxes. Amazon appears to be well aware of the controversy, as it recently published an updated policy clarifying that pirate media players are not permitted on the platform. Merely ‘suggesting’ that devices can be used for infringing purposes is enough to have them delisted. “Products offered for sale on Amazon should not promote, suggest the facilitation of, or actively enable the infringement of or unauthorized access to digital media or other protected content. Any streaming media player or other device that violates this policy is prohibited from sale on Amazon,” the company writes. Amazon states that it is up to the vendor to determine whether their products meet these standards. Those who still cross the line are in for an unpleasant and costly surprise. Amazon states that it will destroy the devices without reimbursement. “If you sell these products, we may immediately suspend or terminate your selling privileges and destroy inventory in our fulfillment centers without reimbursement,” Amazon writes. In addition, if there’s proof that the vendors were engaging in illegal activity, any pending payments may be withheld or forfeited under the policy. Amazon While the announcement was published without fanfare, it hasn’t gone unnoticed. Anti-piracy company Irdeto, which works with several major copyright holders on pirate streaming box cases, sees the new policy as a breakthrough. “This first of its kind preventative measure aims to minimize the pirates’ promotional reach. It’s a policy I hope the other e-Commerce sites will emulate,”‎ Mark Mulready, Senior Director Cyber Services and Investigations at Irdeto, notes. Despite Amazon’s strong language the site still features many devices marketed as fully-loaded streaming media players. Some, including the one below, even use pirate sources such as Icefilms, Primewire and the Genesis Kodi add-on to market their products. Amazon According to Irdeto, the media player software itself is not at fault. In a way, they are a victim of the pirates too, much like copyright holders. The pirate sources and the rogue vendors are the ones that create and maintain the problem. This is also reflected in the legal cases that have been launched thus far over the misuse of Kodi players. Both in the UK and the Netherlands, test cases against sellers of “fully-loaded” devices are aiming to stop the phenomenon. In the United States, the problem is also on the radar now. MPAA boss Chris Dodd recently said that finding a solution to the illegal use of Kodi is one of the main piracy questions the industry currently faces, so it’s likely that more enforcement actions will follow. 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 🏵 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. Nagra Targets Pirate Kodi Streaming Addons and IPTV While reasonably effective satellite and cable TV anti-piracy systems do exist, these are being entirely circumvented by pirate content delivered over the Internet. No surprise then that conditional access companies such as NAGRA are spreading their wings, targeting illegal IPTV and third-party Kodi addons. Since their very inception, satellite and cable TV systems have been vulnerable to those who enjoy watching content but prefer not to pay. Many ‘solutions’ have been developed to offer consumers the chance to watch premium content for free, or close to it, via the use of modified receivers, replacement or hacked smart cards, or more recently so-called ‘card sharing‘ arrangements. In response, so-called conditional access companies have developed advanced systems to ensure that viewers are also subscribers. One of the more successful is Nagravision (NAGRA), a system that is deployed in set-top boxes around the world. But while NAGRA in this particular form can go some way towards protecting content delivered through proprietary devices, it can be bypassed by content delivered over the Internet, such as via streaming sites, augmented Kodi setups, and illegal IPTV services. To that end, NAGRA and the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) have announced an expanded agreement “to bring a new generation of anti-piracy technology and services” to broadcasters and distributors of international and multicultural content. “Developing automated, state-of-the-art tools to detect unauthorized streaming – especially on increasingly popular IPTV set-top boxes and Kodi add-ons – helps ensure we can take swift and decisive action against pirates and maintain the value of the services offered to IBCAP members,” says Frederic Guitard, Vice President Media Security Services for NAGRA. IBCAP and NAGRA have been working together since 2014, and the expansion of the agreement was welcomed by Chris Kuelling, Executive Director of IBCAP. “The expansion of our agreement with NAGRA will help us leverage the latest technologies and expertise in content protection and anti-piracy with the aim of putting pirates out of business and replacing them with legitimate providers,” he said. NAGRA says it will establish a lab to monitor and detect unauthorized use of content via set-top boxes, websites and other streaming platforms. The company says it will target both linear feeds and VOD content, and take action to have that content removed. It will also take steps to identify people selling pirate services (such as Kodi boxes augmented with infringing addons and unlicensed IPTV resellers) with an aim to either educate or gather evidence for future lawsuits. The latter option could prove quite expensive. According to figures provided by IBCAP, since 2014 the group has obtained judgments or settlements against IPTV box manufacturers, providers, and retailers in excess of $100 million. “ISP’s, CDN’s, and domain name providers have complied with court orders and unauthorized IPTV services have been disrupted or shut down entirely,” the group says. Crackdowns on IPTV and Kodi box suppliers are becoming increasingly commonplace, particularly in Europe. Action by the Premier League and Spanish authorities shut down a large IPTV supplier last year and fresh action against a pair of IPTV affiliated ISPs was announced just last week by Europol.
  4. Nagra Targets Pirate Kodi Streaming Addons and IPTV Just click on the picture below and PLEASE click some of our adverts on the site to help server costs, ❤️ thank you so much ❤️👌
  5. Amazon Bans Sales of “Pirate” Media Players, Will Destroy Them Amazon is taking a tough stance against vendors who sell fully-loaded Kodi boxes and other “pirate” media players through its platform. The store now explicitly bans media players that “promote” or “suggest” the facilitation of piracy. Sellers who violate this policy, of which there are still a few around, risk having their inventory destroyed. Streaming piracy is on the rise with popular media player Kodi at the center of attention. While Kodi itself is a neutral platform, millions of people use third-party add-ons to turn it into the ultimate pirate machine. In some cases, the pirate add-ons are put onto the devices by vendors, who sell these “fully-loaded” boxes through their own stores or marketplaces such as Amazon. While Amazon has never explicitly allowed the sale of copyright-infringing devices, they are not hard to find in its store. This is a thorn in the side of major copyright holders, who have repeatedly complained about fully-loaded boxes. Amazon appears to be well aware of the controversy, as it recently published an updated policy clarifying that pirate media players are not permitted on the platform. Merely ‘suggesting’ that devices can be used for infringing purposes is enough to have them delisted. “Products offered for sale on Amazon should not promote, suggest the facilitation of, or actively enable the infringement of or unauthorized access to digital media or other protected content. Any streaming media player or other device that violates this policy is prohibited from sale on Amazon,” the company writes. Amazon states that it is up to the vendor to determine whether their products meet these standards. Those who still cross the line are in for an unpleasant and costly surprise. Amazon states that it will destroy the devices without reimbursement. “If you sell these products, we may immediately suspend or terminate your selling privileges and destroy inventory in our fulfillment centers without reimbursement,” Amazon writes. In addition, if there’s proof that the vendors were engaging in illegal activity, any pending payments may be withheld or forfeited under the policy. Amazon While the announcement was published without fanfare, it hasn’t gone unnoticed. Anti-piracy company Irdeto, which works with several major copyright holders on pirate streaming box cases, sees the new policy as a breakthrough. “This first of its kind preventative measure aims to minimize the pirates’ promotional reach. It’s a policy I hope the other e-Commerce sites will emulate,”‎ Mark Mulready, Senior Director Cyber Services and Investigations at Irdeto, notes. Despite Amazon’s strong language the site still features many devices marketed as fully-loaded streaming media players. Some, including the one below, even use pirate sources such as Icefilms, Primewire and the Genesis Kodi add-on to market their products. Amazon According to Irdeto, the media player software itself is not at fault. In a way, they are a victim of the pirates too, much like copyright holders. The pirate sources and the rogue vendors are the ones that create and maintain the problem. This is also reflected in the legal cases that have been launched thus far over the misuse of Kodi players. Both in the UK and the Netherlands, test cases against sellers of “fully-loaded” devices are aiming to stop the phenomenon. In the United States, the problem is also on the radar now. MPAA boss Chris Dodd recently said that finding a solution to the illegal use of Kodi is one of the main piracy questions the industry currently faces, so it’s likely that more enforcement actions will follow. 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 🏵 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
  6. Amazon Bans Sales of “Pirate” Media Players, Will Destroy Them Just click on the picture below and PLEASE click some of our adverts on the site to help server costs, ❤️ thank you so much ❤️👌 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 🏵 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
  7. Amazon Bans Sales of “Pirate” Media Players, Will Destroy Them Amazon is taking a tough stance against vendors who sell fully-loaded Kodi boxes and other “pirate” media players through its platform. The store now explicitly bans media players that “promote” or “suggest” the facilitation of piracy. Sellers who violate this policy, of which there are still a few around, risk having their inventory destroyed. Streaming piracy is on the rise with popular media player Kodi at the center of attention. While Kodi itself is a neutral platform, millions of people use third-party add-ons to turn it into the ultimate pirate machine. In some cases, the pirate add-ons are put onto the devices by vendors, who sell these “fully-loaded” boxes through their own stores or marketplaces such as Amazon. While Amazon has never explicitly allowed the sale of copyright-infringing devices, they are not hard to find in its store. This is a thorn in the side of major copyright holders, who have repeatedly complained about fully-loaded boxes. Amazon appears to be well aware of the controversy, as it recently published an updated policy clarifying that pirate media players are not permitted on the platform. Merely ‘suggesting’ that devices can be used for infringing purposes is enough to have them delisted. “Products offered for sale on Amazon should not promote, suggest the facilitation of, or actively enable the infringement of or unauthorized access to digital media or other protected content. Any streaming media player or other device that violates this policy is prohibited from sale on Amazon,” the company writes. Amazon states that it is up to the vendor to determine whether their products meet these standards. Those who still cross the line are in for an unpleasant and costly surprise. Amazon states that it will destroy the devices without reimbursement. “If you sell these products, we may immediately suspend or terminate your selling privileges and destroy inventory in our fulfillment centers without reimbursement,” Amazon writes. In addition, if there’s proof that the vendors were engaging in illegal activity, any pending payments may be withheld or forfeited under the policy. Amazon While the announcement was published without fanfare, it hasn’t gone unnoticed. Anti-piracy company Irdeto, which works with several major copyright holders on pirate streaming box cases, sees the new policy as a breakthrough. “This first of its kind preventative measure aims to minimize the pirates’ promotional reach. It’s a policy I hope the other e-Commerce sites will emulate,”‎ Mark Mulready, Senior Director Cyber Services and Investigations at Irdeto, notes. Despite Amazon’s strong language the site still features many devices marketed as fully-loaded streaming media players. Some, including the one below, even use pirate sources such as Icefilms, Primewire and the Genesis Kodi add-on to market their products. Amazon According to Irdeto, the media player software itself is not at fault. In a way, they are a victim of the pirates too, much like copyright holders. The pirate sources and the rogue vendors are the ones that create and maintain the problem. This is also reflected in the legal cases that have been launched thus far over the misuse of Kodi players. Both in the UK and the Netherlands, test cases against sellers of “fully-loaded” devices are aiming to stop the phenomenon. In the United States, the problem is also on the radar now. MPAA boss Chris Dodd recently said that finding a solution to the illegal use of Kodi is one of the main piracy questions the industry currently faces, so it’s likely that more enforcement actions will follow. 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 🏵 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
  8. 'Pirate’ Kodi Box Sellers Fail to Overturn Sales Ban in Canada Just click on the picture below and PLEASE click some of our adverts on the site to help server costs, ❤️ thank you so much ❤️👌 one for my buddy @Mikman001 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 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 🏵
  9. Streaming Pirate Content Isn’t Illegal, UK Trading Standards Says Every day millions of people use PCs, tablets, phones and Kodi-style devices to stream pirated content, but is it illegal? According to Trading Standards, local UK authorities tasked with investigating commercial organizations, if users only stream and don’t download, they’re likely exempt from copyright law. In online communities where piracy is discussed on a regular basis, several base questions continually raise their heads. What’s the best and quickest torrent client? What is the largest torrent site? Which streaming platforms get movies quickest? But perhaps the most common questions asked, particularly by newcomers to the arena, surround the legality or otherwise of consuming media online without copyright holders’ permission. With torrents (where the user not only downloads but also uploads) sharing copyrighted content is illegal in the majority of countries with strong copyright law, such as North America, Europe, Australia etc. There are plenty of cases that have ended badly for uploaders, hence the rise of VPNs. These days, however, people are increasingly asking questions about streaming copyrighted content. Whether that’s to a PC, tablet, phone, or Kodi-type device, streaming is becoming increasingly popular and thus questions about legality are on the rise. Streaming is without a doubt a safer option than using torrents since there is no uploading (distribution). Without this crucial element, it is almost impossible for a user to be tracked and if they can’t be tracked, they can’t be punished or even warned. It’s notable that the UK’s piracy warning scheme, for example, makes no attempt to reach people who are streaming content, because it’s impossible. So, in practical terms (if people have no problem with potential ethical issues) streaming illegal content is almost 100% safe. No one has ever been prosecuted for merely streaming content and with the rise of Kodi devices (which almost exclusively employ streaming), it’s not difficult to see the problems faced by copyright holders. Dozens of headlines in mainstream news articles suggest that people who misuse Kodi could get into trouble. But these articles often blur the distinction between sellers and users, where the former is probably breaking the law and the latter operates in a gray area. Interestingly, however, we now have a voice in authority daring to say what most anti-piracy outfits will not. In an article discussing Kodi, Derbyshire Council Trading Standards begin by noting the problems faced by sellers. “Kodi is a legitimate piece of software and the developers do not support its use for illegal purposes,” a spokesperson said. “Derbyshire County Council trading standards officers believe it is illegal under copyright legislation to sell Kodi boxes installed with those add-ons that facilitate the illegal streaming of copyrighted material – although there are court cases pending elsewhere in the UK that will provide further clarification.” However, most people aren’t sellers, they’re users, and according to Trading Standards, they likely have little to worry about, despite industry claims to the contrary. “Accessing premium paid-for content without a subscription is considered by the industry as unlawful access, although streaming something online, rather than downloading a file, is likely to be exempt from copyright laws,” the spokesperson added. This statement certainly carries some weight. Although in a different region of the UK, Trading Standards is the driving force behind the prosecution of Kodi box seller Brian Thompson who entered a not guilty plea in January. He’ll face a trial in a couple of months but it now seems more clear than ever that his customers and millions like them around the country are not breaking the law, a position that’s shared by the EU Commission. But while people guzzle on the latest movies and sporting events for free, moves are underway to try and close these loopholes. In February the UK government launched a consultation into IPTV and Kodi-enable devices, to see how the law could be tightened up. The consultation is in its very early stages but there appears to be an effort to target not only sellers but also end users under titles such as “fraudulent reception of transmissions” and “obtaining services dishonestly.” Only time will tell how this will play out but for now at least, it appears that Kodi and other streamers are being given the green light. 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 🏵 KODI DISCLAIMER We are not connected to or in any other way affiliated with Kodi, Team Kodi, or the XBMC Foundation. 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  10. ‘Pirate’ Kodi Box Seller Enters “Not Guilty” Plea in Landmark Case The man at the center of a landmark case involving the supply of “fully-loaded” Kodi boxes pleaded not guilty this morning. Middlesbrough shopkeeper Brian Thompson admits selling modified set-top boxes but denies that they were primarily designed to “facilitate the circumvention of effective technological measures.” With the advent of cheap Android devices such as Amazon’s Fire Stick and dozens of set-top variants, anyone can install legal software such as Kodi to watch recorded media. However, those very same devices can be modified to do things that at best sit in a legal gray area and at worst could be illegal. We’re talking about viewing movies, TV shows, live TV and PPV events, without paying a dime to anyone. In some parts of the world the phenomenon has reached epidemic proportions, so much so that the Federation Against Copyright Theft now cite it as a major concern in the UK. But while there is not much anyone can do to clamp down on people at home doing a DIY job on their own setups, it is possible to crack down on people who supply pre-modified devices. One individual that has found himself in the middle of the controversy is UK-based Brian ‘Tomo’ Thompson. The Middlesbrough-based shopkeeper was previously raided by police and Trading Standards after selling “fully loaded” Android boxes from his small premises. Unusually for such cases, Thompson is being prosecuted by his local council. He’s under the impression that he’s done nothing wrong but now wants to discover where the boundaries lie for sellers of similar devices. “All I want to know is whether I am doing anything illegal. I know it’s a gray area but I want it in black and white,” he said last September. This morning Thompson appeared before Teeside Crown Court for a plea hearing. As promised, BBC reports that he pleaded not guilty, which means his case will now go to a full trial. In what will be a landmark case, Thompson stands accused of two offenses under section 296ZB of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act. This section deals with devices and services designed to circumvent technological measures. “A person commits an offense if he — in the course of a business — sells or lets for hire, any device, product or component which is primarily designed, produced, or adapted for the purpose of enabling or facilitating the circumvention of effective technological measures,” the law reads. Kodi installations with third-party addons effectively ‘farm’ content already available on various ‘pirate’ sites on the Internet. On that basis, it could be argued that any anti-circumvention/anti-copying measures put in place by broadcasters and other copyright holders have already been bypassed by the time the addon streams the content to the user. However, the Court will have to decide what part, if any, Thompson played in circumventing those measures when he sold modified Kodi devices to his customers. According to the BBC, two of those sales were test purchases made by Middlesbrough Council. The outcome of the trial, which is likely to be complex one, will have little effect on people who modify their own Kodi installations at home. However, it is likely to determine the boundaries when it comes to those offering “fully loaded” Kodi TV devices for sale in the UK. 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 🏵 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