Is Kodi Legal ? The answer is Yes, Kodi is legal. However, Kodi users in UK, USA, Australia, Ireland, France, Canada and Germany have received copyright infringement notices as a result of using certain Kodi add-ons. There is nothing illegal about downloading and installing Kodi itself. The legal issues arise from the fact that a lot of movie add-ons and live TV Plugins do get their content from pirated sources.
As an end-user, you probably have no idea you are doing anything wrong, however that does not remove any possible legal liability of using these addons.
Exodus, Alluc, SALTS, SportsDevil, Pro Sports, and similar XBMC add-ons might get their streaming sources from ‘illegal’ streaming sites. What a lot of people do not know is that their ISP is keeping tabs on what they are doing online. What makes things worse is that some Kodi add-ons are P2P-based. That means it’s even easier for your ISP to trace your actions and dish out those warning letters.
Whether you are watching a movie, downloading a file, or simply browsing the web. Your ISP can trace your every move online. If you do watch streams from pirated source, whether deliberately or not, your ISP can see that.
This is basically why so many people have been getting those warning letters . So, what can you do to avoid getting caught?
To be on the safe side, it is best to use VanishedVPN along with Kodi. VanishedVPN protects your privacy and keeps you anonymous. In addition to this, using our VPN service will also give you access to Kodi plugins like BBC iplayer and hotstar which may be blocked based on your location.
Over the next few weeks we will be updating our knowledge base with instructions on how to configure VanishedVPN on Kodi, but if you feel comfortable with doing that yourself we recommend that you do it asap. You can also gain the same protection by running the VPN on your router.
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