Tuesday, October 23, 2007

OiNK.cd Servers Raided, Admin Arrested




From http://torrentfreak.com/oinkcd-servers-raided-admin-arrested/

The servers of OiNK.cd - one of the most popular private BitTorrent trackers - are raided and the admin, a 24-year-old man from Middlesbrough, is arrested.

OiNK.cd Servers Raided, Admin ArrestedThe British and the Dutch police both contributed to the investigation that was initiated by the IFPI and the BPI, two well known anti-piracy organizations. The operation was supported by Interpol who coordinated the international cooperation.

According to early reports OiNk’s servers were confiscated in Amsterdam last week. This seems to be unlikely because the site was still fully functional 24 hours ago. The administrator of OiNK was arrested this morning by the Cleveland Police. The BBC reports that his employer and the home of his father were raided as well.

Jeremy Banks, Head of the IFPI’s Internet Anti-Piracy Unit, said in a reponse to the news: “OiNK was central to the illegal distribution of pre-release music online. This was not a case of friends sharing music for pleasure. This was a worldwide network that got hold of music they did not own the rights to and posted it online.”

OiNK hosted hundreds and thousands of torrents with over a million peers which makes it more popular than most public trackers. The site was known to be one of the first places where leaked music albums appeared, so anti-piracy outfits such as MediaDefender were keeping a close eye on it.

In July the tracker already changed its name from OiNK.me.uk to OiNK.cd due to “legal” issues with their domain registrar. Unfortunately it now seems that the popular private BitTorrent tracker is in bigger trouble.

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

we will ba back .. sooner than you could imagine ;)

Third said...

Rest in peace dear community, but fear not, we will live again in another state :)

Anonymous said...

PIGS IN ZEN

Anonymous said...

finally oink is down.

Anonymous said...

I dearly hope it'll be back. Music is my entire life, and nothing made it more available than Oink

Anonymous said...

those narcs are just butthurt they never got invites

JD said...

The news release calls OINK a "criminal network," and an "extremely lucrative and creative scheme" to make money.

Why burden the public with the truth--that OINK was just a way for college kids to share music that they couldn't otherwise afford to buy!

Wankers!

Anonymous said...

they were probably butthurt for being banned after keeping a low ratio and uploading transcodes. we'll be back. ftw.

Anonymous said...

What will I do without my daily hit of Oinkme??? A 56 year-old aging hippie - oinkme allowed me to continue even 40 years later to discover and rediscover obscure gems from the golden era of music - the mid to late sixties - tunes that were lost and yet made available ONLY on oinkme and nowhere else. Will miss ya!!

Anonymous said...

the pink palace will rise again. you can't silence the pig for too long

Anonymous said...

Just hope they still remember my ratio when they get back up..

Anyone who claims this community was created to achieve moneys, or fame even, is likely to be a corporate, snitching, lifeless little bastard with shit for brains.

zombies'll be getting slayed in the coming full moons. surely the living men and women will prevail.

They hold the superior weapon,

style-in-culture

of which there will be no owners

only performers

If you can dance to it,

it's yours.



lew_ser@hotmail.com says so.

Roger said...

Jeeeezus!

I've never bought as many CD's as I have now. Oink.me is another way of checking out new CD's. I just don't have the time spending on listening to new CD's at music shops. Therefore Oink.me is one of the obvious solutions when trying to find new music.

Most weeks I generally buy about 10 CD's, many of them solely after listening to downloads from Oink.me. Please don't take this opportunity (to check out music) away from us...!

Anonymous said...

have they succeeded to keep the oink' database ?cause if so, resurection of the tracker will be way easier

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