Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Oink Goes Boink!

Although I do not condone works of big music business' I think these are the things that they should go after rather than grand mothers and small kids. The people who create sites like oink and people who join those sites are real culprits.
Here is the news release by BBC.
British police arrested a 24yo man in Middleborough on suspicion of being the site admin, while Dutch police simultaneously raided the sites Amsterdam-based servers. The raids, which were coordinated by Interpol, follow a two-year investigation by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

The raids in Amsterdam and the northeast English city of Middlesbrough followed a two-year investigation into a members-only Web site, which allowed users to upload and download albums before their release.

Prerelease leaks have become one of the most damaging forms of piracy for the music industry which is struggling with falling sales. Recorded music sales have fallen by more than a third in the last six years, the industry says.

An estimated 180,000 members paid "donations" via debit or credit cards for OiNK's catalog of music and other media.

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