XMBC / KODI Android TV Box Sellers Raided By Police for copyright infringement
Sellers of Android boxes loaded with software enabling the free viewing of movies, TV shows and live sports (like Sky TV) have been raided this week by UK authorities.
Trading Standards officers, police and representatives from Sky TV carried out raids in several locations, causing other sellers to quickly reconsider the tone of their marketing efforts.
Apple TV boxes, Android set-top boxes and even the lowly Raspberry PI can run software such as Kodi (previously XBMC) alongside third-party addons to provide all of the above at virtually zero cost.
And the provision of these third-party addons are what the broadcasters and rights holders are acting against.