15th Feb 2012 04:11pm
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Looks like it's a bit of a pooper for a certain Leicester resident as SOCA (Serious Organised Crime Agency) have cracked down on copyright infringment and taken control of the domain name RnBXclusive.com and replaced the site with this warning message:

SOCA has taken control of this domain name.
The individuals behind this website have been arrested for fraud.

The majority of music files that were available via this site were stolen from the artists.
If you have downloaded music using this website you may have committed a criminal offence which carries a maximum penalty of up to 10 years imprisonment and an unlimited fine under UK law.

Your IP Your Browser Your OS Time / Date
78.***.***.45 Desktop WinXP 15:26:58 15/02/2012

The above information can be used to identify you and your location.

SOCA has the capability to monitor and investigate you, and can inform your internet service provider of these infringements.

You may be liable for prosecution and the fact that you have received this message does not preclude you from prosecution.

As a result of illegal downloads young, emerging artists may have had their careers damaged. If you have illegally downloaded music you will have damaged the future of the music industry.

Visit pro-music.org for a list of legal music sites on the web.

It's not the first time however though that government agencies have taken down websites that allow visitors to download copyrighted material. MegaUpload.com also got shut down a while back by the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Images... RnBXclusive.com       MegaUpload.com


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