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What TV Boxes and Is It Legal to Own One?

What TV Boxes and Is It Legal to Own One?

Tomato www.sztomato.com 2018-01-03 14:50:15

The answer is a resounding No. TV box is not illegal now and will almost certainly never become illegal in the future.  

Firstly, let’s be clear: if you buy a android internet tv box and it comes with nothing more than a copy of the app installed, you’re safe. Your purchase is entirely legal, and you have nothing to worry about. What you do with it beyond that point is your choice, and you will bear the responsibility for your decisions.  

If you’re shopping for a TV box, the key phrase that should set alarm bells ringing is “Fully Loaded.” Such offers are rife on sites like eBay and Craigslist. Typically, they’ll also profess the availability of free movies or live sports. 

These boxes are illegal. The law in the majority of countries, including the United States, is very clear: accessing pirated content is prohibited. Therefore, buying them, selling them, and using them can land you in trouble. If you value your freedom you should avoid buying a fully loaded TV box.  

Interestingly, there’s nothing particularly special about the fully loaded boxes. The seller has merely loaded them up with some of the most popular illegal add-ons. Which means that there’s nothing to stop you turning a barebones TV box into a fully loaded tv box by yourself.If you'd rather jump straight to the products then follow the link to all our Android TV Box.

Could the Authorities Kill TV Because of TV Boxes?
It’s very unlikely. Fully loaded TV boxes are attractive because they can act like a typical satellite or cable box: you get a remote control, you can channel surf, and you’ll often get an on-screen TV guide. 
But content-wise, they are no different to using Windows, Chrome, or any other app to access pirated content. You don’t need any specialized technical knowledge, and if you know where to look, there is masses of illegal content you can watch for free. 
If Windows is safe from the long arm of the law, TV is also safe.

Could the Authorities Prosecute You? 
The answer to this question depends on where you live. 

In the U.K., there is now a serious push to clamp down on the sellers of theses devices. A man from Middlesbrough could become the first person to be prosecuted for selling fully loaded Kodi boxes when he stands trial in May 2017. He will face a charge of “selling adapted devices for the purpose of enabling or facilitating the circumvention of effective technological measures.”