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Kodi website seized by ICE? It's not funny at all...It's scary.
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Default Kodi website seized by ICE? It's not funny at all...It's scary. - 04-01-2017, 06:33 | posts: 3,479 | Location: Imagine...

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KODI DOMAIN SEIZED BY HOMELAND SECURITY?

Users who tried to visit the official Kodi website saw an alarming and scary image on the website. Is the Kodi domain seized by Homeland Security? Are you in trouble? Find out below.

Users who visited the official Kodi website, kodi.tv, as of about 5pm EST this afternoon (or just after midnight in Hungary where the Kodi headquarters are located) were alarmed with the following message about the Kodi domain seized:

This domain name has been seized by ICE – Homeland Security Investigations, pursuant to a seizure warrant issued by a United States District Court under the authority of 18 U.S.C 981 and 2323.
Willful copyright infringement is a federal crime that carries penalties for first time offenders of up to five years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine forfeiture and restitution (17 U.S.C 506, 18 U.S.C 2319). Intentionally and knowingly trafficking in counterfeit goods is a federal crime that carries penalties for first time offenders of up to ten years in federal prison, a $2,000,000 fine, forfeiture and restitution (18 U.S.C 2320)


Is the Kodi domain seized? Has it been taken over by authorities? Are we in trouble? Is the sky falling?
Thankfully – no. This is just a clever April Fools joke by the Kodi team. Very timely too, considering that Kodi has been in the news for various negative reasons over the past few months.
Breathe easy and relax, everything is safe. If you were fooled, consider the joke successful.
NOTE: The “carries penalties” text on the website used to take you to a Youtube page where the Rickroll video would play, but this has been removed. We still think this is a joke, but I’m sure it’s spooked a few of you!
http://koditips.com/kodi-domain-seiz...land-security/

Not funny at all...
   
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Default 04-01-2017, 06:56 | posts: 9,938 | Location: Republic of Kekistan

Yeah, not funny at all. Just dumb.

What is funny is the admins of r/the_donald turned it into the_guac! Please clap?
   
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Default 04-01-2017, 07:48 | posts: 670 | Location: Kosovo/Pristina

Who cares anyway kodi is illegal with exodus plugin for example eh i use it but they can suck my butt at least for 10 years from now
   
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Default 04-01-2017, 08:53 | posts: 17,547 | Location: 127.0.0.1

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Who cares anyway kodi is illegal with exodus plugin for example eh i use it but they can suck my butt at least for 10 years from now
KODI is not illegal, using it to stream pirate video is, but then that's the same as saying using your car to run people over is illegal therefore cars are illegal lol
   
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Default 04-01-2017, 15:15 | posts: 138

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KODI is not illegal, using it to stream pirate video is, but then that's the same as saying using your car to run people over is illegal therefore cars are illegal lol
Exactly!

Not sure if this is a really bad April Fools joke or real! Seems the rest of their site is not resolving.
   
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Default 04-01-2017, 21:46 | posts: 3,479 | Location: Imagine...

The site is back.
   
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Cool 04-02-2017, 06:09 | posts: 298 | Location: Norway

One of the reasons i got my personal media server with about 40tb of bluray rips connected trough a vpn. If all piracy got shut down now, i am still good with all good tv shows and movies i will ever care about. (until some hdd's dies at least). Can stream to all my devices wherever i am.

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Default 04-08-2017, 01:27 | posts: 185 | Location: Wigan UK

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Who cares anyway kodi is illegal with exodus plugin for example eh i use it but they can suck my butt at least for 10 years from now
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Default 04-08-2017, 12:21 | posts: 3,769 | Location: Canada

https://kodi.tv/article/andwere-baaaaack
   
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Default 04-08-2017, 13:10 | posts: 2,925 | Location: USA, Pennsylvania

I think it's pretty funny.
   
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