Is the Kodi website really seized by US Homeland security? This morning, people who tried to visit Kodi.tv, were surprised by an message that stated the following message which suggests that Kodi is now seized by American authorities.
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 Kodi Seized by US Authorities?
In all honest, there’s nothing you should worry about, the whole thing is a April’s Fool joke. We also fell for it at first. The “carries penalties” text on the website originally linked to a Youtube video of Rickroll, but has since been removed.
If you want to read about the legal aspects of using Kodi, you can do so here.