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I have just entered the world of streaming and from what I understand it is not (yet) illegal to stream programmes and films as you are not actually downloading the content when you watch it streamed. Does this mean that when you stream a movie it does not leave anything on your hard drive???? I feel slightly uneasy about seeing this stuff on Kodi and although it is the person who has uploaded it to wherever Kodi finds it is the one who is infringing the rules I was concerned about what footprint it leaves on my computer?

Would some knowledgeable person in this area kindly explain please?

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If you're worried just run Ccleaner at it's highest cleaning setting afterwards. I think it overwrites it 35 times :thumbright:

You are correct though in the fact it's not illegal just now. I read an article on the matter a few months ago.

Alternatively if you don't want it on your PC I'd advise buying an android or Firebox and run it off your TV. It's great and I regularly watch YouTube tutorials on my TV



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Yes, I have a Firestick which I will set Kodi up on, I guess that is too small to hold much memory of downloads.

I just wondered what the technical side of this is on my laptop disc drive memory???????

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dewaltdisney wrote:
I have just entered the world of streaming and from what I understand it is not (yet) illegal to stream programmes and films as you are not actually downloading the content when you watch it streamed. Does this mean that when you stream a movie it does not leave anything on your hard drive???? I feel slightly uneasy about seeing this stuff on Kodi and although it is the person who has uploaded it to wherever Kodi finds it is the one who is infringing the rules I was concerned about what footprint it leaves on my computer?

Would some knowledgeable person in this area kindly explain please?

Cheers

DWD



SFAIA when you stream a film/programme whatever the only evidence left on your 'puter will be a cookie from wherever you are streaming from. May also add a file to internet history (both clearable with CC Cleaner) As a matter of interest the reason you can "stream" these films/programmes is that different countries have different copyright laws. In the UK for instance you are not allowed to re-distribute a film that you have bought in whatever media. In *some countries* you effectively "own" all rights to the film once you have purchased it and can share it with whoever you like.

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Ahh, thanks for that Wino, that explains it for me.

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I wouldn't worry too much DWD, There are lots of empty threats from these company's but they never follow up. I downloaded movies for years without any recourse. Streaming is a whole different ball game now where you don't actually download the movie you only watch it on someone else's server the have given you access too.


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