If you ever bought a device from a business selling “Kodi boxes,” please forward this to them, or even call them up: For quite some time now, “fully loaded” box sellers have made a fortune savagely marketing Kodi as a piracy product. Most made far more money than this web site could have ever hoped to have made, while causing our DMCA compliant online community to be the target of several extremely costly lawsuits. It is our suspicion that quite a number of users have purchased their Kodi device from a preloaded box seller, and despite having sold free open source code for high prices to unsuspecting buyers, none of these box sellers ever made it a point to donate a dime to our community.
Many box sellers have made hundreds of thousands of dollars selling these devices, none of whom ever contributing anything to the development process. The influx of users often made our lives more difficult because of lack of understanding or addons having been installed without the proper repository and so forth. We never asked for anything from box sellers before, but we’re stressing to pay legal bills to fight the expansion of copyright law for the sake of the entire unofficial Kodi community, and now’s the time to do your part and lend a helping hand. Please give generously!