We Have Lost Oink.cd! Servers Raided and Admin Arrested

by Karthik on October 23, 2007 · 3 comments

Oink.cd

Well things are not going so well in the Bittorrent arena. After recent troubles with TorrentSpy we have lost one of the biggest private Bittorrent trackers in the world, in the form of Oink.cd. Well I have never been able to find myself a invite to Oink but I have to say a lot of people say that if you are a Music fan then Oink is for you.

oink-arrestWell Torrentfreak reports that the admin of Oink has been arrested and the servers of Oink have been raided. Well that means a deluge of people who have been sharing music on Oink are likely to be sued very soon. In a global investigation that had the international Anti Piracy organisations like IFPI and BPI along with Interpol lead to the arrest of the admin and a raid on his father’s house and his employer. 

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.”

If you visit the Oink homepage, then a message that reads something like this, greets you.

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 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. Looks like Online Piracy is headed for a stormy road ahead.

We’ll keep you updated as things develop.

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