The European Union’s Court of Justice has ruled that selling set-top boxes specifically configured for easy film and TV piracy is illegal.

In a ruling published this week, the court sided against a man identified as Mr. Wullems, who sold multimedia players through the site

The underlying technology of the players might be legal, however, the ruling says these boxes were configured in a way that promoted piracy — and the fact that they’re for streaming media instead of downloading, it doesn’t make a difference.

Filmspeler is one of many services selling Android-based set-top boxes equipped with software like Kodi.

While Kodi is a neutral and legal streaming system, there are lots of add-ons that provide pirated media, and it’s a very popular use case for the platform.

Filmspeler and similar sites provide “fully loaded” boxes that include these add-ons by default.

A Dutch court asked the EU Court of Justice to rule on their legality back in 2015; now, it’s handed down a clear condemnation of them.

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