UK cops cuff suspect after RnBXclusive takedown
Anti-crime-gang squad seizes music site, starts asking questions
Blighty's Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) has arrested an individual in connection with the closure of UK music exchange site rnbxclusive.com, an agency spokesperson told The Reg.
In a statement, SOCA cops said they had taken action against the website as part of a criminal investigation and stated that the person was cuffed on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud. The site was hauled offline last night.
The crime-gang-busting plod said:
Much of the music offered for download by the rnbxclusive.com website was illegally obtained from artists, leading the industry to attribute losses of approximately £15m per year to the site’s activity.
Rumours that the rnbxclusive.com takedown was a hacker's prank were spread by the site's Facebook fans, but are untrue. Rnbxclusive.com has over a quarter of a million fans on the social network. ®
" leading the industry to attribute"
That old assclown bullshit again. I attribute all the suffering in the world to Big Media. There I said it and now it's on the intertubes so it must be true. Won't someone think of the starving children and shut these companies down ?
I just made 35 copies of somesong.mp3 into different directories on my HD. I have "COST" them 35 sales.
Later I shall write a script to endlessly replicate the file until the disk is full. This should "cost" the MAFIAA ... A MEEEEELLION POUNDS!!!!!
Need a Dr Evil pinky-in-mouth icon :oD So FAIL instead cos well, it's Big Meeja innit.
Yes, we know you struggle with many basic concepts Titus, but I'll try and help you understand anyway - his point was not how obtaining a music track can be done so illegaly, but how it was obtained from the artists illegaly. If it was obtained from the artists illegaly it implies it was an MP3 file owned by the artist that the person behind the site copied, and so the question is how did he get access to the artists personal MP3 collection?
Obviously he didn't, he probably obtained it from some random person's computer on the internet illegaly, not the artist. His point is that the police have made a loaded statement that implies that someone has directly taken something from the artist who does the actual work themself, when in reality his actions probably had no direct link to the artist themselves, only at best to the music publisher. It's loaded because people associate taking something from a hard working artist to be more of a sin than taking something from a faceless megacorp strongly involved in government corruption and who themselves have a long history of screwing the artist. The police officer has made his statement in such a way as to advance the agenda of such corporations, almost as if his statement was written by them directly and he was just parroting their words to try and get sympathy for their action.
The fact is, many people could probably give little fuck about the SERIOUS ORGANISED Crime Agency going after something that's actually not that serious, and most certainly not organised crime when they could be going after any number of serious, organised crime groups such as those responsible for trafficing thousands of people in and out of the UK each year.
"...(SOCA) has arrested an individual ..."
"...in connection with the closure of UK music exchange site rnbxclusive.com."
Indeed. Whoever sanctioned the piss-poor and juvenile take-down notice should be banged away for bringing SOCA into disrepute.