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Five arrests in 'fully loaded' Kodi streaming box raids
Five people have been arrested, accused of selling set-top boxes
modified to stream subscription football matches, television channels
and films for free.
The sale of so-called "fully loaded Kodi boxes" has been called a "top
priority" by the Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact).
The five traders were arrested in early morning raids.
Fact said it believed the suspects had made in the region of =C2=A3250,000
selling the devices online.
Kodi is free software built by volunteers to bring videos, music, games
and photographs together in one easy-to-use application.
Some shops sell legal set-top boxes and TV sticks, often called Kodi
boxes, preloaded with the software.
The developers behind Kodi say their software does not contain any
content of its own and is designed to play legally owned media or
content "freely available" on the internet.
Image copyright Kodi
Image caption Kodi software turns compatible devices into a "media
centre" and is not illegal
However, the software can be modified with third-party add-ons that
provide access to pirated copies of films and TV series, or free access
to subscription television channels.
The sale of these so-called "fully loaded" boxes is currently the
subject of a legal test.
The five arrests were made in Bolton, Bootle, Cheadle, Manchester and Rhyl.
Kieron Sharp, director general of Fact, said the arrests "should send
out a clear warning to anyone involved in the sale and distribution of
illegal set-top boxes".
"Set-top boxes loaded with apps and add-ons allowing access to copyright
infringing material are very much illegal and anyone involved in selling
these boxes should not be surprised to receive a knock on the door," he
Fact said it had co-ordinated its "day of action" on behalf of the
Premier League and subscription television providers BT, Sky and Virgin
The five have been released on bail following questioning.
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