The crackdown on Kodi and other streaming services looks set to continue.
This popular way to watch TV has come under increasing pressure recently as more people turn to it to view content.
Kodi software isn't illegal but it can be used to watch premium channels, such as sports and movies, for free.
With so many people accessing this content without paying, the Premier League has just secured a court order which it hopes will help stop rights-infringing video streams of its matches.
This ruling will give the league the ability to block servers which are broadcasting the games – stopping users of Kodi devices from tuning in for free.
The UK's Intellectual Property Office is also trying to tackle copyright and fraud caused by these hugely-popular streaming boxes.
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Now attendees at a UK police seminar have heard how 'criminal gangs' are cashing in on this ever growing market.
According to police, the selling of "fully loaded" boxes, which allows users to access premium content, has increased by over 100 per cent in the past year alone.
The problem is getting so bad that it's now considered an emerging threat by police.
In a statement the Scottish Police force said: "The illegal use of Internet protocol television has risen by 143% in the past year and is predominantly being carried out online.
"This involves the uploading of streams, server hosting and sales of pre-configured devices,”
Many gangs see selling this new technology as a quick and easy way to make money and with premium channel costing so much many consumers appear willing to buy from them.
Chief Inspector Mark Leonard, Police Scotland’s lead on counterfeiting, said: “Crime groups and criminals around Scotland are diversifying into what’s seen as less risk areas.
“There’s also a public perception that this is a commodity which is victimless. Prevention is a big part of this so we need to change attitudes and behaviours of people."
UK Police have confirmed a huge increase in criminals selling Kodi boxes
Amazon recently banned the sale of some streaming boxes from its website stating: "Products offered for sale on Amazon should not promote, suggest the facilitation of, or actively enable the infringement of or unauthorised access to digital media or other protected content.
"Any streaming media player or other device that violates this policy is prohibited from sale on Amazon."
This new crackdown is having some effect with a number of Kodi arrests made earlier this year.
A man accused of selling "fully loaded" boxes has also now been fined a massive £250,000.
Malcolm Mayes, from Hartlepool, sold IPTV boxes, sometimes referred to as ‘Kodi’ boxes or ‘Android’ boxes, which had been modified to allow the users to freely view content that should otherwise be paid for.
Mr Mayes targeted pubs and clubs when selling the devices, falsely claiming in national magazine adverts that they were ‘100% legal’.
He sold the boxes for around £1,000 each which enabled his customers to stream live ‘pay to view’ content, including live Premier League football, free of charge.
National Trading Standards conducted a test purchase on a device sold by Mr Mayes and found the box had been adapted so as to allow ‘pay to view’ programmes to be viewed free of charge.
Following his guilty plea Mr Mayes was sentenced to ten months in prison (suspended for one year) and ordered to pay costs of £170,000. A Proceeds of Crime Act order was also made against him for a further £80,000.