Bought a Kodi box? You might be under investigation, UK’s leading copyright organisation warns
FACT chief executive Kieron Sharp told Sun Online: “If you consider it like a criminal selling stolen jewellery, the people who are buying these goods, how much they bought them for and where they will all form a part of the investigation,”
A law has just been passed which has upped sentences for people infringing copyright – and those making money from it (including businesses who advertise on streaming sites and website and hardware sellers which sell access to pirated material like sports and box office films).
They now face up to ten years in jail – but those who buy boxes could be put behind bars too.
Sharp revealed: “This won’t affect the everyday person. But someone caught with a lot of material could still be affected, although it might be a very short sentence or a suspended one.”
Customers who bought Kodi Boxes from street-sellers are unlikely to get caught up, but if you’ve bought one online there will be a digital trail.