About a week ago Amazon moved to block sales of any so called “Kodi Boxes” that come preloaded with piracy add-ons. Now it seems that eBay will also ban the sales.
Well you will likely find a few of these boxes still hidden on eBay an eBay spokesman said: “We run several initiatives designed to combat the infringement of intellectual property rights, including the Verified Rights Owner Program (VeRO).
“We work with the police and regulators to ensure that all listings on eBay comply with the law. There are blocks in place to prevent the listing of illegal items, but we also constantly monitor our marketplace. Anyone found to be knowingly selling items that don’t comply with the law will be investigated and could face account restrictions or suspension.”
These moves to block sales of “Kodi Boxes” following a wave of legal action against these type of sellers in the UK and Canada. eBay is also seems to want to try to distance itself from dubious media devices by threatening sellers with severe action. There has even been rumors that a crackdown will soon start in the US.
A number of retailers have also found themselves on the facing legal actions for selling these boxes. Most recently, a Hartlepool man was found guilty of advertising and selling pre-configured TV boxes to pubs for up to £1,000 per device. He was later fined £250,000 and others have been been threatened with jail time.
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