OiNK Users arrested

In case you haven’t heard, OiNK was an “invite only” file sharing service that got to be pretty huge.  For many, this was the dream situation.  A closed network of users sharing high quality music.   These were mainly people who cared greatly about music,  and shared all kinds of rare and obscure bands.

But, when it boiled down to it, it was still piracy.  Or so the IFPI says.

Apparently six British former users of the site have been arrested for allegedly sharing music via the service.  They’re currently out on bail and awaiting charges.  It’s a pretty terrifying prospect I guess, and definitely a step up from the broad-scale suing of file sharers happening in the US.

Apparently this all went down in conjunction with the organized crmie office, and was a part of Operation Ark Royal.  Pretty scary stuff.

[Source: Pitchfork]

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