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Legal Question..

So it's to my understanding there are a number of UK Linux users who use "get_iplayer" and also a number of users who use plugins such as "iPlayer WWW" for Kodi.

These are unofficial third party tools to allow a user to download/stream content from iPlayer website without having to actually visit the website.

Often the BBC attempts to block or prevent these services in claims it may be used for "Piracy" or such.

So now if someone owns this new license part of that license now declares they have the right to stream/download from iPlayer correct?

So if the BBC in the future attempt to block such third party tools from working for license holders what would the legality be? Wouldn't that now be forcefully preventing a paying customer from using their service/device? What's the legality on that?

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