SOCA arrest people behind music blog
A website that claimed to offer exclusive content for download, and claimed to have 1 to 2 million visitors when selling advertising space on the site has been closed down by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).
The site rnbxclusive.com was apparently offering a large number of music files for download, but the majority were stolen from artists, and SOCA is warning visitors to the domain that it now has control of it and it is collecting information on visitors (past and present) and those who had downloaded music from the website previously could have committed a criminal offence.
A list of legal music sites is available at www.pro-music.org.
Credit goes to Rory Cellan-Jones for spotting this take-down and letting the world know via twitter.
The warnings of a potential criminal offence we presume would mainly apply to those who subsequently profit from their downloads, since copyright infringement is usually dealt with as a civil offence. Only where people profit from it are criminal charges usually brought.