On Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:04:50 +1300, Peter Reutemann wrote:
'"Kodi and the plugin system and the people
these plugins have just dumbed down the process," says Dan Deeth,
spokesperson for network-equipment company Sandvine.'
Sandvine ... Sandvine ... where have I heard that name before?
Thirty-three companies that make equipment used by Internet service
providers today called on the US to avoid regulating Internet
service as a utility. IBM, Cisco, and Intel signed the letter to US
Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, along with ... Sandvine, and
If ISPs create different levels of service for different
applications, equipment makers could make more money. In 2007,
Comcast was caught blocking peer-to-peer traffic using a product
from Sandvine, which has long opposed net neutrality rules.
'And with a legal crackdown looming, the Kodi
may matter less than its uncertain future.'
In the UK there have been crackdowns on sales of these “fully-loaded”
but it’s hard to see how you can legally shut down an open-source
project--that would set a rather concerning precedent...