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Kodi lets cord-cutters watch whatever they want, whenever they want it, for free. So how is it legal?

Kodi lets cord-cutters watch whatever they want, whenever they want it, for free. So how is it legal?

Imagine the freedom of being able to watch any TV show, sporting event or movie, no matter when it aired or was first released, with a few clicks or taps — at absolutely no cost to you — on your television set, desktop computer or mobile device. No cable plan required. No Netflix subscription needed. No nothing, save for an Internet connection. Would the convenience tempt you to engage in a behavior that’s not entirely legal?

For millions of people around the world, this is the very real temptation posed by Kodi, a digital media center that has become the go-to platform for online pirates, intentional or otherwise. The smartphone and TV-compatible...

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