• OiNK admin says users safe from prosecution

    OiNK users don’t have to worry about being prosecuted, according to the site’s admin. OiNK, the man, the myth, the legend, gave an impromptu IRC interview following his release from custody. In it, he tries to reassure fans, saying that the authorities had little to no technical knowledge (neither, it seems, does the mainstream media, judging by its reporting of the… Read More

  • Copyright News: Oink and Tv-Links Down, Demonoid Back Up

    After a two-year investigation the torrent directory site Oink has been taken down in a series of raids and arrests in both The Netherlands and England. OiNK was an invitation-only private tracker that mostly dealt with members trading new release or pre-release albums, and primarily in FLAC (lossless) format. The administrator of the site was a 24-year old from the UK employed in the IT… Read More

  • Police shut down OiNK BitTorrent site

    Police raided and shut down the OiNK BitTorrent site earlier today after a two-year investigation, shocking users across the BT community. Additionally, the 24-year-old man who ran the site was arrested. Good luck, bro. I really love this quote by one of the anti-piracy guys that make OiNK users sound like war criminals: OiNK was central to the illegal distribution of pre-release music online. Read More