Verizon FiOS Starts Issuing Copyright Notices to Kodi Users




verizonfiosA few days ago we reported that Comcast users who used third-party add-ons to stream movies and TV shows had started to receive copyright notifications. Now we are hearing from Verizon FiOS subscribers that they are also receiving the copyright notifications.

It now appears that Comcast was just the quickest to get the notices passed on to the end user. Now Verizon FiOS is also issuing notices for streaming movies on peer-to-peer add-ons. You should expect other ISPs to start issuing the same notices.

Many of Kodi’s unofficial add-ons use peer-to-peer streaming that does not hide your IP as you are both downloading the file you are streaming and sharing it with other users who want to watch the same show as you watch the show. Often users of these third-party unofficial add-ons are unaware they re-sharing the file in a similar way to how Bittorrent works.

This seems to mark the start of a new battle as in the past Bittorent had been the main focus of copyright claims but now increasingly it looks the battle is moving to prevent people from streaming unauthorized content.

This six strike system Verizon uses started back in 2013. At the start it is nothing but a warning, though the more you received the more serious they become. If you would like to know more about how the six strike system works you can watch this very boring video here:

Have you received a copyright notice but only use Kodi? Please let us know in the comments or through email. You can email us from our Contact Us page.

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