Last year we published multiple articles on Kodi, and all the backlash it faced from Hollywood, the UK, and even Canada, now the software faces a new hurdle. Google has banned the term "Kodi" from it's autocomplete feature according to an article from TorrentFreak. The change means that suggestions will not appear unless you type out the full term. Google states that Kodi is targeted because its "closely associated with copyright infringement." The article also states that Google does not document its autocomplete removal decisions, or publish a list of banned words. At least there is still duckduckgo. The Kodi team, operated by the XBMC Foundation, is disappointed with the decision and points out that their software does not cross any lines. “We are surprised and disappointed to discover Kodi has been removed from autocomplete, as Kodi is perfectly legal open source software,” XBMC Foundation President Nathan Betzen told us.