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Thread: OiNK Admin and Uploaders Appear in Court

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    Yesterday, well over a year since the initial raids, Alan Ellis the ex-admin of OiNK, appeared in crown court along with five users accused of uploading music via the now-defunct BitTorrent tracker. Ellis appeared charged with conspiracy to defraud, while the others faced copyright charges.

    In October 2007, Operation Ark Royal achieved its aims. OiNK, one of the biggest and probably the most prestigious tracker in the world, was shut down in a joint effort by British and Dutch law enforcement.


    Site administrator Alan Ellis, 25, was arrested immediately and eventually charged with conspiracy to defraud.
    Five others, who were arrested months later, were accused of uploading music to others via the site.



    They were charged with copyright infringement offenses.
    Yesterday, all six appeared at Teesside Crown Court in the UK. Ellis faced a charge of conspiracy to defraud, while the others - Steven Diprose, 21, from Staines, London, James Garner, 19, from Winsford, Cheshire, Michael Myers, 34, of Brough in North Humberside, Mark Tugwell, 19, from Caister near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and Matthew Wyatt, 19, a student in London but originally from Stamford, Lincolnshire - all faced charges of copyright infringement.


    Ellis did not enter a plea, and his case has been adjourned until 23 March 2009. The five uploaders entered pleas, and their hearing will continue at a later stage. All five uploaders were accused of making music albums available on OiNK, and according to insider information, at least four of them pleaded guilty.

    Source: http://torrentfreak.com/oink-admin-a...-court-081213/
    Last edited by Barbarossa; 12-16-2008 at 09:48 AM.

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    Such bullshit.

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    Well, what did you expect? They broke the law and were caught. Now they're paying for it.

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    music sites definitely draw too much heat on them.
    i could never sleep assured, if i was an admin at either waffles or what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbucari1 View Post
    Well, what did you expect? They broke the law and were caught. Now they're paying for it.
    Lets see if you have that same attitude if you ever get busted.

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    hope they catch jail cuz me never have acc there, so i no sorry feel them.

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    Let me tell you, you guys SUCK. The are risking themselves to bring others music. If you would have had an acct you would have loved the site and used it like the rest of us. Very sympathetic to the cause. Nice to know and I'll remember these posts when I see you speaking about "community".

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    to bad for them...good luck in prison and don't let the bar of soap fall =)
    Just seeding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funkin' View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mbucari1 View Post
    Well, what did you expect? They broke the law and were caught. Now they're paying for it.
    Lets see if you have that same attitude if you ever get busted.
    If I ever get caught, I'll be yelling and screaming "NOT FAIR!". But the truth is that it's perfectly fair. I Would be arrested for doing something which I knew from the start was illegal. I'd be angry and frightened, but it would be my own fault.

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