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Canadian ISP is Blocking Kodi

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To the people that keep saying kodi is blocked by ISPs try going to the below site? If the site is blocked by these ISPs then kodi is also blocked, if you can visit the site and then go to the download page and then download Kodi. YOU WILL SEE KODI IS NOT BLOCKED

https://kodi.tv/article/having-issues-f ... tv-streams

Maybe even read the article above before posting fake news.

I block the kids from watching R rated movies on Netflix (Netflix is a application/program), that does not mean Netflix is blocked for the kids. If the site that host illegal content is blocked by these ISPs that does mean Kodi is blocked (Kodi is the application/program).

When comparing Kodi to my above Netflix example the ISP is the parent and the customer is the child.
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All my Kodi add-on working fine on carrytel

I'm watching Elysium right now on Kodi and was watching some asian shows and exodus earlier
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And I am fine with clarifications but to bash the op just because technically ISPs cannot Kodi sure. But if they are blocking sources then people have the right to know. Telling me to start a post about tvs blocking Kodi is a great analogy!
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darkadvenger wrote:
Jul 15th, 2017 11:22 pm
And I am fine with clarifications but to bash the op just because technically ISPs cannot Kodi sure. But if they are blocking sources then people have the right to know. Telling me to start a post about tvs blocking Kodi is a great analogy!
ISPs aren't blocking sources either

Op is severely confused
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Kodi has no other purpose than be one gigantic software use for rampant piracy. "Cutting the cord" is a favorite term I hear thrown around. It means getting the new Shows free and you cannot get that legally. Shaw, your ISP, can block you if you use your internet for illegal purposes. You cannot go to Court will "unclean" hands and claim foul.

Canada is all bark and no bite. If the US Courts shut down, or heavily fine,the people who create the Repos Kodi has not many other uses.
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insync44 wrote:
Jul 16th, 2017 9:43 am
Kodi has no other purpose than be one gigantic software use for rampant piracy. "Cutting the cord" is a favorite term I hear thrown around. It means getting the new Shows free and you cannot get that legally. Shaw, your ISP, can block you if you use your internet for illegal purposes. You cannot go to Court will "unclean" hands and claim foul.

Canada is all bark and no bite. If the US Courts shut down, or heavily fine,the people who create the Repos Kodi has not many other uses.
Educate yourself about the law before you speak. Streaming content on Kodi is not illegal
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So then in your opinion is bittorrent use for piracy only as well?

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insync44 wrote:
Jul 16th, 2017 9:43 am
Kodi has no other purpose than be one gigantic software use for rampant piracy. "Cutting the cord" is a favorite term I hear thrown around. It means getting the new Shows free and you cannot get that legally. Shaw, your ISP, can block you if you use your internet for illegal purposes. You cannot go to Court will "unclean" hands and claim foul.

Canada is all bark and no bite. If the US Courts shut down, or heavily fine,the people who create the Repos Kodi has not many other uses.
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insync44 wrote:
Jul 16th, 2017 9:43 am
Kodi has no other purpose than be one gigantic software use for rampant piracy.
:facepalm:

I watch HDHomeRun streams on Kodi: OTA antenna -> HDHomeRun -> Kodi -> TV.

My neighbour told me my OTA antenna is illegal. Now I'm told Kodi cannot be used for legal contents!
We're really in the golden age of fake-news.

Next Rogers and Bell will tell me that my TV is illegal unless I had a contract with them.
"A Eruchîn, ú-dano i faelas a hyn an uben tanatha le faelas!" -- Aragorn
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sexyj wrote:
Jul 16th, 2017 12:46 pm
So then in your opinion is bittorrent use for piracy only as well?

:facepalm:
No no no. I download lots of Linux ISOs.
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bogolisk wrote:
Jul 16th, 2017 4:25 pm
:facepalm:

I watch HDHomeRun streams on Kodi: OTA antenna -> HDHomeRun -> Kodi -> TV.

My neighbour told me my OTA antenna is illegal. Now I'm told Kodi cannot be used for legal contents!
We're really in the golden age of fake-news.

Next Rogers and Bell will tell me that my TV is illegal unless I had a contract with them.
I'm actually surprised Robellus haven't started selling locked TVs on three-year contracts...
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What I meant was the majority of the people who use Kodi are attracted by the amount of illegal content available for free. Why do you think the uproar? You Tube is full of different Builds. They all stream illegal content. Why do you think the popularity of the myriad of crappy android boxes? There are legal content available but, anything worth watching comes at a price, and, why pay if it can be had at no cost.
For ever one of you operating legally there are one hundred others not doing so,
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I have CIK and Kodi has been fine for me. No bigger issues than what's been going on lately. If anything, I would say things have gotten better since I have been using the latest update.
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insync44 wrote:
Jul 17th, 2017 8:49 am
What I meant was the majority of the people who use Kodi are attracted by the amount of illegal content available for free. Why do you think the uproar? You Tube is full of different Builds. They all stream illegal content. Why do you think the popularity of the myriad of crappy android boxes? There are legal content available but, anything worth watching comes at a price, and, why pay if it can be had at no cost.
For ever one of you operating legally there are one hundred others not doing so,
People throw around technical jargon a lot, but we all know why all those "Kodi boxes" are such a hot commodity.
The vast majority of people use these boxes for exactly that, streaming copyrighted content for free.

But as the law stands, they are not doing anything illegal. Consuming these streams is legal, only distribution of copyrighted material is not. Now back to the original post, it's always a cat and mouse game between ISPs, law enforcement, and the piracy world.

The streaming links which work today, might not work tomorrow. Which is why it's an ongoing exercise to keep Kodi or any other streaming service in an usable shape. This is where most of the users get frustrated, as they think it's a one time exercise buying a box for 50 bucks, and then it will work as flawlessly as their 100$ Rogers plan used to. The truth is, it never will.
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Aug 1, 2011
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I use kodi as a client device/front end for my DNLA media server, and OTA DVR system (via mediaportal and HD Homeruns)
I don't stream or download anything off the internet with it - I don't want to pay for all the bandwith.

So, I disagree with the statement "kodi has no other purpose except for piracy" - you can also use a web browser for viewing pirated content, or a DVD player to play bootleg DVDs/CDs, that doesn't mean that a web browser or DVD player has no other purpose other than for viewing pirated content.

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