UK crime-busters knock hiphop site off the Internet
SOCA occupies, accuses RnB Xclusive
The UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) has moved on a popular hip-hop news and track-exchange site, RnB Xclusive, and is threatening those trying to access the site with criminal investigation.
The site, described by TorrentFreak as a popular blog posting news, commentary and links to music, has been seized by SOCA and now displays a hostile 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.”
SOCA is also recording IP addresses of visitors (which means in the next couple of hours it’s going to sweep up a bunch of journalists), and is threatening “to monitor and investigate you”, and “inform your internet service provider or these infringements”.
TorrentFreak notes that RnB Xclusive had a quarter of a million Facebook friends. ®
Looks like SOCA are doing a fine job of fighting serious crime and protecting the public.
SOCA try dealing with scrap metal theft, that's a SERIOUS ORGANISED CRIME PROBLEM !
Sad really, when Robert Peel invented the police force, it was this exact sort of behaviour he was trying to wipe out. Peel's police men were assembled to replace the ad-hoc city guards and watchmen, who were usually beholden to the local magistrate and were generally a bunch of bullyboys and criminals, who would gladly take payment to lock up people for being in some rich idiot's bad books.