Music Site RnBXclusive Seized 'n Closed by SOCA

By Gary Cutlack on at

There's a super-threatening warning currently up on the main page of what used to be, telling users their IP address is visible and that those who've previously downloaded titles from the site may face "up to 10 years imprisonment."

The action comes from the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency, which has closed the site and deleted all of its content, replacing the front page with an announcement that "The individuals behind this website have been arrested for fraud" and a warning that those who've used it may face jail time. Which sounds rather unlikely, but you never know.

It even displays the IP address of innocent folk who visit the site's remnants now, out of curiosity, warning "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."

The site's Twitter and Facebook profiles are still live at the time of writing, revealing to non-RnB fans that it spread links to a mixture of YouTube videos and full MP3s often sourced from iTunes. That's now a serious organised crime it would seem. [RnBXclusive]