Big Content Creators Sue TickBox Streaming Device

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  1. monkeymagick

    monkeymagick [H]News

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    Netflix, Amazon, and six major studios have gotten together to file suit against TickBox TV as tools for mass infringement. The lawsuit claims the piracy is done from the device linking copyrighted content to streams from the internet. I wonder if the other companies will turn around and sue Amazon for its Fire Sticks and Fire TVs side-loaded with Kodi.

    The device's marketing materials let users know the box is meant to replace paid-for content, with "a wink and a nod," by predicting that prospective customers who currently pay for Amazon Video, Netflix, or Hulu will find that "you no longer need those subscriptions."

    TickBox is powered by Android 6.0, along with Kodi, an open source media player software. The box doesn't host any content but rather searches the Internet for streams that it can make available to users.
     
  2. m2h

    m2h Limp Gawd

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    Kodi doesn't do anything harmful on its own.
     
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  3. risc

    risc Handle with Kid Gloves

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    They're against me, so I'm against them. No I don't pirate anything.

    Good luck everyone.
     
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  4. d50man

    d50man W[H]iskey Lover

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    make LEGAL streaming without ADS affordable and simple they will come... until your servers crash!
     
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    They'd shit themselves if they saw the "TV Box & Mini PC" section of GearBest.
     
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  6. theBrownLlama

    theBrownLlama Gawd

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    less than $20 per month is not affordable?
     
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    Chupachup Limp Gawd

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    My thoughts exactly! If they're going after Tickbox then they need to go after pretty much anyone manufacturing and selling PCs.
     
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    zkostik Gawd

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    Content is too segmented across different services though, depending on what you want to watch you'll probably need to sub to multiple ones and some also show ads. Granted I would agree that overall cost is affordable, it's mainly the segmentation and difficulty of access that's the problem (as in content licensing bullshit).
     
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  9. d50man

    d50man W[H]iskey Lover

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    I personally despise HULU, i'M not PAYING TO WATCH ADS
     
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    Exercate Limp Gawd

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    "Cutting the Cord" is great - until you want to replace Cable. That's where you get Nickled & Dimed.
     
  11. GoldenTiger

    GoldenTiger [H]ard as it Gets

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    They sell an ad free option.
     
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    d50man W[H]iskey Lover

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  13. GoldenTiger

    GoldenTiger [H]ard as it Gets

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    Not during the shows, and the few that do have any ads at all are before the show.