Descended from Xbox Media Center software, it's a crime wave to copyright cops!We here at MaxConsole have been around since the start, when XBMC was born and was the Killer App to install on your modded original Xbox console, since those humble start, the team moved onto and became more mainstream out of the underground and even changed their name to Kodi, and for a while have enjoyed their new found award-winning fame.
70% of Kodi Installations Are Configured to Access Unlicensed Video Content
You know a technology's gone mainstream when the tabloids start yelling about it.
This year the Sun, the Mirror, the Express, and the Daily Star have run splashes ranging from "Kodi Crackdown" through "Kodi Killers" to "Kodi TOTAL BAN!".
But now they are becoming the subject of 'crackdowns' around the world, with UK leading the way, with media calling them the 'Kodi Killers', and places like Amazon stopping any importing of Android TV Boxes with 'Kodi' installed, as there is no way without booting them up to see if they are what is called 'fully-loaded' boxes with those underground streaming plugins or just plain default installs.
And oversea websites like Gearbest have decided to add disclaimers that their boxes no longer come with Kodi or support for it in an attempt to get them thru customs, but the crackdown across the world continues and now today Sandvine released an in-depth report on the Kodi Killers claiming the usage of 'fully-loaded' boxes is over 70% now, in the end its sad to see how the mainstream world has turned against Kodi after all these years, when in truth they are not at fault, its the install of added 'extras' and the 'file-sharing hosts'.
You can read the full attached report below, and afterwards we love to hear your thoughts on the whole Kodi/XBMC crackdown!
NEWS SOURCE #1: 70% of Kodi Installations Are Configured to Access Unlicensed Video Content (via) NewsWire
NEWS SOURCE #2: Open source TV app inspires full-blown copyright panic (via) ArsTechnica