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Six charged in music share probe

Six people have been charged in connection with a widely-used source of illegally-downloaded music.

A 25-year-old IT worker from Middlesbrough has been charged with conspiracy to defraud, in an inquiry into the OiNK website, police said.

Five other people have been charged with copyright infringement.

The charges follow an international inquiry into illegal music downloads. The 25-year-old man has been bailed to appear in court later this month.

The IT worker was originally arrested and released on police bail after his home was raided in October 2007.

The raid was part of an Interpol-led investigation, involving music industry bodies the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

Other arrests were part of Cleveland Police's operation Ark Royal into music industry piracy.

The OiNK site, which had computer servers based in Holland, was closed down by police last year, amid allegations it was used to share pre-release music.


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Well, you guys said it would never happen in the UK. Well, it just did.
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Last edited by Harmonius at Sep 12, 2008,
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About time too.
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These people were actually very close to the site admin and were leaking releases of albums very early, and were all actually involved in selling the CDs too. Maybe if they hosted their servers in Russia or a remote island like Hawaii like a few sites do (good luck getting a search warrant for there) they they'd have been up a bit longer, but tbh, if you're selling downloaded music you deserve whatever punishment you get.
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Technically he was in the wrong, but this kind of thing can't be stopped.

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Not that the whole story regarding Oink hasn't been going for ages or anything...


This was only just released today. All that stuff before was what's likely to happen and thoughts about Oink i general. We'll be expecting sentencing probably next year.
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Quote by Harmonius
Well, you guys said it would never happen in the UK. Well, it just did.


I said no such thing.
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Quote by Harmonius
This was only just released today. All that stuff before was what's likely to happen and thoughts about Oink i general. We'll be expecting sentencing probably next year.


Wrong. This story has been going on for ages. I started a thread four months ago which said that these uploaders had been caught.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=873767
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