Sellers of ‘fully-loaded’ Kodi STBs profit most of piracy

Almost 70% of Kodi installations are configured to access unlicensed video content, according to research on behalf of Sandvine.

The report also seeks to correct the misconception that Kodi and its developers, the XBMC Foundation, are the primary beneficiaries in an ecosystem of streaming unlicensed content. The major beneficiaries of this new form of piracy appear to be parties in the ecosystem that are selling the ‘fully-loaded’ hardware, unlicensed streaming services, and hosting services for monetary gain. Even absent the Kodi software, this ecosystem would still be in place and unlicensed video content still accessible via web browsers and other media players.

Source: Sellers of ‘fully-loaded’ Kodi STBs profit most of piracy