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+ - Oink.cd shut down by IFPI

Submitted by Hatta
Hatta (162192) writes "A special message greeted some of the estimated 180,000 paid members of music file-sharing Web site OiNK.cd when they tried to access it on Tuesday: "This site has been closed as a result of a criminal investigation by IFPI [International Federation of the Phonographic Industry], BPI [British Phonographic Industry], Cleveland [U.K.] police and the Fiscal Investigation Unit of the Dutch police, into suspected illegal music distribution. A criminal investigation continues into the identities and activities of the site's users.""
Censorship

+ - OiNK is taken down by Interpol, admin arrested 2

Submitted by QuietR10t
QuietR10t (1125965) writes "Scott Gilbertson from Wired raises an interesting point: "However, there is one interesting quote in the IFPI's press release. Jeremy Banks, head of the IFPI's Internet Anti-Piracy Unit, says in the press release: "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." (emphasis mine)

The IFPI seems to be making a distinction of scale between professional piracy groups and friends sharing files, even if, so far as I know, copyright laws in Britain (and the U.S.) make no such distinctions."
http://blog.wired.com/monkeybites/2007/10/oink-is-the-lat.html

There are also rumors of investigation into users, but with 180k users I'm not sure they would know where to start."
Music

+ - Pigs say, no more OiNK!

Submitted by tMav
tMav (444855) writes "Today, eager music lovers all over the world woke up to discover that the popular BitTorrent tracker OiNK has been shut down. The BBC News is reporting the raid and the site now responds only with the increasingly familiar message:

"This site has been closed as a result of a criminal investigation by IFPI, BPI, Cleveland Police and the Fiscal Investigation Unit of the Dutch Police (FIOD ECD) into suspected illegal music distribution.

A criminal investigation continues into the identities and activities of the site's users."
Music

+ - OiNK Raided by Pigs!

Submitted by t-bone
t-bone (666) writes "Dutch and British police have shut down OiNK and raided the home and workplace of its founder as well as the hosting center. There is an ominous warning at the OiNK.cd site now as well. More info at Reuters"
Digital

+ - Oink.cd shutdown

Submitted by
1gkn1ght
1gkn1ght writes "Looks like the long running P2P music sharing site Oink.cd has finally been shutdown. Going to their site gives you this message.

"This site has been closed as a result of a criminal investigation by IFPI, BPI, Cleveland Police and the Fiscal Investigation Unit of the Dutch Police (FIOD ECD) into suspected illegal music distribution.

A criminal investigation continues into the identities and activities of the site's users"
The Media

+ - Oink Bittorrent Tracker raided and Admin Arrested->

Submitted by
bubblah
bubblah writes "In what is sure to be a solid case of Deja Vu, this time the owner of Oink.cd a bittorrent tracker finds that the servers are confiscated, and he is in jail. Hot on the heels of Demonoid, then TV-Links, now it is Oink that finds itself shutdown, and the admin arrested. As the major sites where people get media continue to face growing and continual pressure over illegal content, users will find themselves with fewer and fewer options. It also means that there will be more reliance on those sites that are still up and running like Pirate Bay and Stage 6. http://techwag.com/index.php/2007/10/23/another-pirate-site-gets-raided-this-time-is-it-oink/"
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Music

+ - World's Biggest Pirate Music Site Shutdown->

Submitted by
Mike
Mike writes "The world's largest pre-release pirate site "OiNK" was shutdown in a raid on Tuesday according to British and Dutch police. Interpol-coordinated raids followed a two-year investigation by the British Phonographic Industry and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry bodies. "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", said Jeremy Banks, head of the IFPI's Internet anti-piracy unit."
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The Internet

+ - P2P Source Arrested, OiNK.cd Raided, Shut Down->

Submitted by
eldavojohn
eldavojohn writes "A British man was arrested who was allegedly the source of a distribution supply chain for leaking albums & movies to file sharers. He operated OiNK which was by invite only and would post files to be distributed which would then show up hours later further down the supply chain on other file sharing sites. This scheme stretched across many nations and is the result of a two year investigation by the IFPI. They hope that by infiltrating these layers of abstraction to the source, they can stop the early leaking of media."
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Music

+ - Tracker OiNK raided

Submitted by b4stard
b4stard (893180) writes "Popular bittorrent tracker OiNK, arguably the finest source for downloading music on the internets, has been raided by police, admin arrested. From the article:

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."
Please join me in a few minutes of prayer for the destruction of the IFPI and the BPI and for general badness befalling their executives."
Music

+ - Oink.cd, shut down !->

Submitted by mvictoras
mvictoras (1149153) writes "The biggest music private tracker shut down! Ifpi.org reports, 'British and Dutch police today shut down the world's biggest source of illegal pre-release chart albums and arrested a 24-year old man in an operation coordinated between Middlesbrough and Amsterdam. The raids, which were coordinated by Interpol, follow a two-year investigation by the international and UK music industry bodies IFPI and BPI into the members-only online pirate pre-release club known as OiNK. OiNK specialised in distributing albums leaked on to the internet, often weeks ahead of their official release date. More than 60 major album releases have been leaked on OiNK so far this year, making it the primary source worldwide for illegal pre-release music. The site, with an estimated membership of 180,000, has been used by many hardcore file-sharers to violate the rights of artists and producers by obtaining copyrighted recordings and making them available on the internet. It is alleged that the site was operated by a 24-year-old man in the Middlesbrough area, who was arrested today. The site's servers, based in Amsterdam, were seized in a series of raids last week. OiNK's operator allegedly made money by setting up a donations account on the site facilitated by PayPal. Cleveland Police and the FIOD-ECD SCHIPOL branch of the Dutch police undertook the raids, supported by Interpol, as part of a carefully-planned international investigation with anti-piracy investigators from IFPI and BPI.'"
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Censorship

+ - Interpol Raids Oink.cd->

Submitted by Faust
Faust (78492) writes "A flat on Teesside and several properties in Amsterdam were raided as part of an Interpol investigation into the members-only torrent website OiNK early Tuesday morning as part of a two-year investigation by music industry bodies the IFPI and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). The site has a claimed 60 major leaked pre-release albums this year alone and the bust is being touted as a victory against the "biggest source of illegal pre-release chart albums"."
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Microsoft

+ - Microsoft agrees over interoperability with Europe->

Submitted by
fjanss
fjanss writes "Microsoft has finally agreed to three substantial changes to bring them into compliance with the decision. First, 'open source' software developers will be able to access and use the interoperability information. Second, the royalties payable for this information will be reduced to a nominal one-off payment of 10 000. Third, the royalties for a worldwide licence including patents will be reduced from 5.95% to 0.4% — less than 7% of the royalty originally claimed. In these agreements between third party developers and Microsoft, Microsoft will guarantee the completeness and accuracy of the information provided. The agreements will be enforceable before the High Court in London, and will provide for effective remedies, including damages, for third party developers in the event that Microsoft breaches those agreements. Effective private enforcement will therefore complement the Commission's public enforcement powers."
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