OiNK.cd Shut Down

More to come on this, but TorrentFreak and the BBC both have articles up already. Developing since about 8am UK time today.

A 24-year-old man from Middlesbrough was arrested on Tuesday morning.

The IT worker was led from his home in the town’s Grange Road and is being questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and infringement of copyright law.

Suspicion of conspiracy to defraud? Really??

Interesting that every article so far has said that the servers were confiscated by Dutch police a week ago – erm, the site was working fine after that…

I need to form an opinion, I guess – to quote somebody on a forum, who sums me up pretty perfectly

i’ve never felt such a horrible feeling over something on the internet.

To expand on what’s happened since the 23rd October (it’s now Sunday the 28th):

Most of the active members have reconvened at another online forum, set up specifically for discussing the current situation. People are creating and uploading videos to YouTube. In short, this community isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. And based on the fact that the original OiNK index page is now showing a message about waffles (what The Pirate Bay did the last time they brought back a bittorrent tracker), it might even be coming back.


By adam2z on 23 October 2007 at 12:47:

i firmly believe that had record companies never existed musicians everywhere would be embracing this free distribution model.