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

QuietR10t 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."

There are also rumors of investigation into users, but with 180k users I'm not sure they would know where to start.
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OiNK is taken down by Interpol, admin arrested

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  • If only you could hear the sarcasm dripping from the subject.

    It's hard to understand why they keep trying. No matter what they do, music and movie sharing just gets bigger and bigger. It's got to be like trying to stop a river with your bare hands, but I guess that's what you do when it's the last thing left to you. With music sharing rampant, and the first trickle of big-name artists foregoing labels, their days aren't just numbered, they're borrowed.

    Does anybody see how the conclusion is less than inevi

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