The UK (SOCA) Seizes Music Blog & Warns If You Downloaded Music You Face 10 Years In
According to digital-digest.com, The UK Government’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) seized the music blog RnBXclusive.com, and put up a message on the site threatening anyone who downloaded music from the site that the face up to 10 years in prison and a “an unlimited fine”.
Authorities have arrested the owners of the site for allegedly defrauding the music industry.
As you know when ICE seizes a domain name it puts up its logo and warning on the site
This site now says:
“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.
Not content with that, the site then displays the IP address you are using, and goes on:
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.”"