Netflix sues Kodi-powered TV box maker

Hey Netflix, how about an official Netflix plugin for Kodi instead of suing them. The demand for these dodgy set-top boxes only exists because you are not supporting a platform that is widely adopted.

surely the cost of litigation is less that the cost of an official plugin. The Kodi developers would even develop it for you.
 
Hey Netflix, how about an official Netflix plugin for Kodi instead of suing them. The demand for these dodgy set-top boxes only exists because you are not supporting a platform that is widely adopted.

Pretty sure the TV box maker was not going after existing Netflix subscribers with his pitch.
 
Hey Netflix, how about an official Netflix plugin for Kodi instead of suing them. The demand for these dodgy set-top boxes only exists because you are not supporting a platform that is widely adopted.

surely the cost of litigation is less that the cost of an official plugin. The Kodi developers would even develop it for you.

If you're running Kodi on an Android TV box device, you may as well just install the Netflix app. Not sure what the use case would be for this?
 
They argue that although the device does not host infringing content, users are informed where they can find it.
Merely informing about users about options would be now considered an offense. If they win it is going to change landscape of publishing on the Internet as well. .scary.
 
If you're running Kodi on an Android TV box device, you may as well just install the Netflix app. Not sure what the use case would be for this?
They make it next to impossible to get it working though. Box needs to be certified etc. Easier to pirate.
 
Merely informing about users about options would be now considered an offense. If they win it is going to change landscape of publishing on the Internet as well. .scary.

Hardly...

Informing a user of specifically where to get illegal content makes you complicit especially if you are profiting from selling a device used to access that content.

It wouldn't change the internet at all, its an already established legal structure.
 
Hardly...

Informing a user of specifically where to get illegal content makes you complicit especially if you are profiting from selling a device used to access that content.

It wouldn't change the internet at all, its an already established legal structure.
This nonsence may be true, being a direct result that breaking copyrights law is a criminal offence, while it should be subject to a private litigation. So mistake was made in the past and what I wrote about consequences for Internet publishing stands.
 
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