In a letter to the Open Rights Group, the Intellectual Property Office said: 'It is important to note that the criminal offences apply to making material available to others, not to those just downloading material to their computers.'Anyone seeking to enforce their rights for the downloading of material would be unlikely to refer to this legislation.'Ten year sentences would only be applied in the most serious of criminal circumstances.' Kodi is software that enables you to stream apps and on-demand services onto your TV.
The offence criminalises infringements where money hasn't been paid or there is a 'risk of loss' - which means nearly anything published online without permission could attract a prison sentence.
For those downloading or streaming content, charges are unlikely to be pressed.
Blank boxes can be bought from most major retailers for as little as £20 ($24), with the software uploaded afterwards.
Users can play BBC i Player, Youtube, Soundcloud and other free catch-up apps on the device.
Amazon previously banned 'fully-loaded' Kodi TV boxes and other pirate devices from its global online store earlier this month.
A policy update from the company stated that anyone selling products that 'promote, facilitate or enable' illegal access to copyrighted TV will now have their accounts suspended.
Sony SRS-XB40 has a built-in multi-coloured line light, speaker lights and a flashing strobe.
It features 24 hours of battery life and claims to be a 'mini-disco on the move'.
Thousands of people using Kodi boxes to stream illegal content in the UK could face up to 10 years in prison, thanks to a controversial new law.
The Digital Economy Bill warns that people making and streaming films using torrents online will be committing a criminal offence.
Temporary files, like those created when media content is streamed, are technically exempt under copyright law.