SOCA seize popular music blog and threaten visitors.

Today, the UK Government’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) took over RnBXclusive.com and arrested its operators. Founded in 2008, RnBXclusive.com was one of the most popular R&B / hip hop blogs on the internet.

SOCA not only seized the website, they also posted an intimidating and threatening message for visitors and users.

Is this a sign of things to come in the U.K? We shall see.

UPDATE:

It would appear that SOCA have realised (subsequent to David Allen Green pointing out to SOCA on his JackofKent twitter account) that the third sentence of http://rnbxclusive.com warning notice may be a contempt of court, given second sentence”.

A statement on the SOCA website claims the initial message was only temporary. “SOCA’s holding message to users who had been frequenting the website was taken offline at the conclusion of the first phase of the operation on 15 February,”

MMMkay. They only changed it because they were found out to be breaking the law themselves (and ahem, lying).

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About Corvid

Webmaster for UK Church of Kopimism.

Posted on February 14, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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