“Still, that Kodi has swallowed piracy may not surprise some of you; a full six percent of North American households have a Kodi device configured to access unlicensed content, according to a recent Sandvine study. But the story of how a popular, open-source media player called XBMC became a pirate’s paradise might.”
I’m not a huge fan of articles that conflate open source and hacking. I dare say proprietary, closed-source software is also occasionally involved in illegal activities. The license has nothing to do with it.