Kodi pirates who made over £100,000 selling boxes hit with jail time

A pair of Kodi box sellers have been handed jail sentences by the courts after it emerged that they made £105,000 selling over 1000 boxes between 2013 and 2015. 

The individuals, Michael Jarman and Natalie Forber, were first rumbled when a police were called to their property in Colwyn Bay, Wales to investigate a disturbance. After the set-top boxes were noticed, Trading Standards got involved, TorrentFreak reports.

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In court it emerged that the pair sold the boxes for £100 a pop through social media.

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After a trial, Jarman was handed a 21 month sentence, while Forber (who programmed the devices and handled customer service) got a 16-month suspended sentence and 200 hours of unpaid work.

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In addition to this case, another prominent seller, Brian Thompson, was also recently hit with a suspended jail sentence — although he faced a fine of just £1.

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