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      🔥🔥 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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      🔥🔥 THE NEW BEAST SHIELD IS OUT NOW 🔥🔥   07/10/2017

      🔥🔥 THE NEW BEAST SHIELD IS OUT NOW 🔥🔥 Guys n Gals, This is a game changer for the world of Kodi and trust me it's totally amazing. BIG, BIG thanks goes out to @ChrisB developing this brand new build and @Tech Timeruuu for the video tutorial (see end of post) and adding it to our famous wizard. If you have ever seen the UI of the Nvidia Shield then your in for a big surprise as this build is based on the Shield UI hence the name of this amazing build The "Beast Shield". Anyway enough from me lets get down to the nitty gritty of things and help you all get hold of this BRAND NEW BUILD by @ChrisB How to install The Beast Shield! 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 SHIELD for KODI 17.3 -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 SHIELD Make sure to chose Most Recent Dated Build The Beast Shield 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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      🔥🔥 BEAST SHIELD UPDATED JULY 18th WITH COVENANT & MORE 🔥🔥   07/17/2017

      🔥🔥 BEAST SHIELD UPDATED JULY 18th WITH COVENANT & MORE 🔥🔥 Guys n Gals, This is a game changer for the world of Kodi and trust me it's totally amazing. BIG, BIG thanks goes out to @ChrisB developing this brand new build and @Tech Timeruuu for the video tutorial (see end of post) and adding it to our famous wizard. If you have ever seen the UI of the Nvidia Shield then your in for a big surprise as this build is based on the Shield UI hence the name of this amazing build The "Beast Shield". Anyway enough from me lets get down to the nitty gritty of things and help you all get hold of this BRAND NEW BUILD UPDATED by @ChrisB Your asking why the update already? Well it now has BOB SPORTS for all you sports fans out there and the new COVENANT which is now the new name for Exodus. So it's basically right up to date with the latest working addons for you all to enjoy. How to install The Beast Shield! 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 SHIELD for KODI 17.3 -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 SHIELD Make sure to chose Most Recent Dated Build The Beast Shield 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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  1. Kodi WARNING – Government expected to clamp down on streaming this summer in new crackdown KODI users are being warned that the Government is expected to launch a crackdown on illegal streaming and piracy and it could start as early as this summer. Kodi users have been warned the Government is expected to clamp down on piracy this summer The Kodi surge continues without any sign of stopping, as users continue to ditch paid TV for the online player. Kodi software is not illegal, but developers can produce third-party add-ons that provide free access to pirated and illegal content. The illegal add-ons are being targeted by ISP’s, Government agencies, broadcasters and rights holders. And it’s now emerged that seven million people in the UK are streaming or downloading movies, TV shows or music illegally. This is according to a study carried out by PRS for Music and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO). Ros Lynch, Copyright and IP Enforcement Director at the Intellectual Property Office, said: “There has never been more choice or flexibility for consumers of TV and music, however illicit streaming devices and stream-ripping are threatening this progress. “Content creators deserve to be paid for their work – it is not a grey area. “This Government takes IP infringement extremely seriously and we are working with our industry partners and law enforcement to tackle this emerging threat.” The research found that 15 per cent of UK internet users, approximately seven million people, had either streamed or downloaded material that infringed copyright. In response the IPO had published a “call for views”, asking people in the entertainment industry what should be done. The Government response on how to deal with this widespread copyright infringement is due to be published later this summer. The study found that legitimate streaming services, like Netflix and Spotify, have grown in popularity. However, the research found set top boxes which allows users to illegally stream premium TV content is holding similar businesses back. The IPO said stream-ripping – where users rule and store content from its original platform – is becoming a significant problem. PRS for Music is a body which collects royalties on behalf of the music industry. Chief Executive Robert Ashcroft said: “We hope that this research will provide the basis for a renewed and re-focused commitment to tackling online copyright infringement. “The long term health of the UK’s cultural and creative sectors is in everyone’s best interests, including those of the digital service providers, and a co-ordinated industry and government approach to tackling stream ripping is essential.” Last week the head of the UK’s leading anti-piracy group warned that Kodi users will be targeted in a major new crackdown on illegal streaming. Kodi project lead Martijn Kaijser has revealed his team is looking to bring Digital Rights Management (DRM) to the platform to entice legitimate sources of copyrighted content to Kodi. If the plan works, here are some of the best movies, live sports and video games we’d love to see make the jump to Kodi Kieron Sharp, the chief executive of the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), said those who use illegal Kodi add-ons “are committing criminal offences”. Speaking to The Independent, he said: “What we’ve been looking at in conjunction with many of our clients and members are the different levels of crime being committed. “There’s the manufacture and importation of devices, and then the distribution and selling of those. We’re also looking at the people who are providing the apps and add-ons, the developers. “And then we’ll also be looking at, at some point, the end user. The reason for end users to come into this is that they are committing criminal offences.” Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day. The Mixdoctor Team Member of koditalk.org
  2. Please read this article citing important news & info: Note to UK Broadband Users on BT, EE, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin Media If you’re located in the United Kingdom and are having issues finalizing your setup, getting errors when running certain addons or even having trouble accessing certain web sites, this guide will likely solve your problems. This is for all users of BT, EE, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media internet service! It has come to our attention that for unknown reasons, the majority of internet service providers located in the United Kingdom seem to be shipping modems that come with strange security settings. It seems that these overly protective security settings have made it so that users cannot even access certain completely legitimate sites. Based on what we’ve seen, we would strongly recommend disabling these security settings, regardless of whether you’re a Kodi user or not, if a free and open internet is something that matters to you. Please keep in mind that certain questionable type streaming sites have been blocked from the United Kingdom in general, you’ll need a VPN service to access those sites, it has nothing to do with the issue here. BT Disable Parental Controls Switch Off Smart Setup EE Switch Off Orange Safeguard Sky Switch Off Sky Broadband Shield TalkTalk Switch Off HomeSafe Virgin Media Turn Off Web Safe and Virus Safe We really can’t stress it enough, Kodi users in the United Kingdom really should be using a VPN service in order to get the most out of their experience. The majority of content won’t even show up if you’re in the United Kingdom and not using a VPN service on your Kodi device. Adticle copied from link/source ⬇️ https://www.tvaddons.ag/uk-broadband-issues/
  3. THIS WEEKS NEW ENTRIES INTO THE U.K 🇬🇧 MUSIC CHARTS 5TH FEBRUARY 2017 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
  4. UK ‘Piracy Warnings’ Are Coming This Month This month UK Internet providers will start their long-awaited piracy alerts campaign. With help from copyright holders and support from the Government, ISPs will send email notifications to subscribers whose connections are allegedly being used to pirate content. Today we take a look at what’s in store. In an effort to curb online piracy, the movie and music industries reached an agreement with the UK’s leading ISPs to send “educational alerts” to alleged copyright infringers. The piracy alerts program is part of the larger Creative Content UK (CCUK) initiative which already introduced several anti-piracy PR campaigns, targeted at the general public as well as the classroom. The plan to send out email alerts was first announced several years ago and is about to kick off. According to ISPReview the first providers will start sending out emails later this month. The four ISPs who are confirmed to be participating are BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media, but other providers could join in at a later stage. Thus far CCUK hasn’t announced a lot of detail or specifics on how the program will operate exactly, but here’s what TorrentFreak has learned so far. WHAT WILL BE MONITORED? The “alerts” system will only apply to P2P file-sharing. In theory, this means that the focus will be almost exclusively on BitTorrent (including apps such as Popcorn Time), as other P2P networks have relatively low user bases. Consequently, those who use Usenet providers, streaming services (such as 123movies), or file-hosters such as Zippyshare and 4Shared, are not at risk. In other words, the program only covers a part of all online piracy. A spokesperson from CCUK’s “Get it Right” campaign stressed that the alerts represent only one part of the broader program, which also aims to reach other infringers through its other initiatives. HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE TARGETED? The system will apply to everyone whose Internet account has been used to share copyrighted material via P2P networks. That said, copyright holders and ISPs have agreed to cap the warnings at 2.5 million per year. This means that only a fraction of all UK pirates will receive a notice. Some people may also receive multiple notices if their account is repeatedly used to share copyrighted material. “This ensures that people who might have missed an earlier email receive another one – but also allows time for account holders to take steps to address the issue,” a Get It Right spokesperson informed us. WHAT’S IN THE NOTICES? While the exact language might differ between ISPs, the notices are primarily meant to inform subscribers that their accounts have been used to share infringing material, while pointing them to legal alternatives. “The purpose is to educate UK consumers about the many sources of legal content available, highlight the value of the UK’s creative industries and reduce online copyright infringement,” we were told. WHO WILL BE MONITORING THESE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENTS? While ISPs take part in the scheme, they will not monitor subscribers’ file-sharing activities. The tracking will be done by third-party company MarkMonitor, who are also the technology partner for the U.S. Copyright Alert System. This tracking company collects IP-addresses from BitTorrent swarms and sends its findings directly to the Internet providers. The lists with infringing IP-addresses are not shared with any of the rightsholders. Each ISP will keep a database of the alleged infringers and send them appropriate warnings. In compliance with local laws and the best practices of the Information Commissioner’s Office, recorded infringements will be stored for a limited time. WILL ANY INTERNET ACCOUNTS BE DISCONNECTED? There are no disconnections or mitigation measures for repeat infringers under the UK copyright alerts program. Early reports suggested that alleged file-sharers will get up to four warnings but we were informed today that there is no limit. This is in line with the overall goal of the campaign which is not targeted at the most hardcore file-sharers. The program is mostly focused on educating casual infringers about the legal alternatives to piracy. CAN THE MONITORING BE CIRCUMVENTED? The answer to the previous questions already shows that users have plenty of options to bypass the program. They can simply switch to other means of downloading, but there are more alternatives. BitTorrent users could hide their IP-addresses through proxy services and VPNs for example. After the U.S. Copyright Alert Program launched in the U.S. there was a huge increase in demand for this kind of anonymity services. SO HOW SCARY ARE THE ALERTS? CCUK’s “Get it Right” stresses that the main purpose of the system is to inform casual infringers about their inappropriate behavior and point them to legal alternatives. The focus lies on education, although the warnings also serve as a deterrent by pointing out that people are not anonymous. For some, this may be enough to cause them to switch to legal alternatives. All in all the proposed measures are fairly reasonable, especially when compared to other countries where fines and internet connections are on the table. Whether it will be successful is an entirely different question of course. The Creative Content UK team is confident that they can drive some significant change. Several benchmark measurements were taken prior to the campaign, so its effectiveness can be properly measured once the first results come in. Update: We clarified that he 2.5 million notices cap is per year, for three years. Also, there is no cap on the number of notices individuals can receive. 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 🏵 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
  5. 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 £8,000 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 🏵 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. 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 🏵 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. 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 🏵 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. The Mixdoctor Moderator of Spartanpixel and Extreme Kodi Testing Check us out too. you can now follow me on Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor 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