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The Pirate Bay promises to bring back OiNK

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Oct 2007 22:53 User comments (17)

The Pirate Bay promises to bring back OiNK Last week, OiNK, the large pre-release music torrent tracker was shut down by English and Dutch authorities and its owner arrested.
In response, the torrent community has fought back, opening another site at BOiNK.cd.
"The most important thing about BOiNK is perhaps the message it sends out to the IFPI and the BPI: It shows that that if you stop one tracker, others will pop up days after. It is a hydra. Call it a slap in the face if you want" wrote Ernesto of TorrentFreak.

And who is leading the building of this new site? The guys over at The Pirate Bay of course. According to them, the site will be different from the original in only that it will be a public tracker and start off with a lot less music than OiNK had when it was raided.

The call has already been made to the former OiNK community to upload their old OiNK torrents.

The Pirate Bay admins have said the site should be ready to go by next week.

Source:
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17 user comments

127.10.2007 23:09

These guys are getting bold. I like what they are doing but i don't use anything they back.

227.10.2007 23:53
vinny13
Inactive

Never heard of them.

327.10.2007 23:54
WierdName
Inactive

Wow, I wonder if anyone is making a log of all the stuff TPB is doing.

428.10.2007 0:16

you know something...thank GOD for TPB! it's just goes to show how you shut one site down, they'll just be others to take it's place.

funniest thing with them was the simpson shirts they did...come to think of it, still need to get one.

528.10.2007 3:45

Well at least stmusic.org is still around :p

628.10.2007 5:30

Not sure If I want to continue uploading music to a public tracker.. not only can it be used by absolutely anyone, but the number of snatch and runners and just phenomenal, it's enough to put anyone off.

728.10.2007 7:47

Public tracker won't do for an alternative for oink..

828.10.2007 11:56

Originally posted by Mik3h:
Not sure If I want to continue uploading music to a public tracker.. not only can it be used by absolutely anyone, but the number of snatch and runners and just phenomenal, it's enough to put anyone off.
Originally posted by itago:
Public tracker won't do for an alternative for oink..
The purpose of BOiNK.cd is more of a middle finger to the parties involved in the shutdown of OiNK.cd. TPB and everyone else knows that any public tracker can't compete with a good private tracker, so saying that BiONK won't be any good is pointless and irrelevant.
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928.10.2007 14:49

Brilliant! I love these guys. :)

1028.10.2007 19:00

cant the RIAA catch you easily if its a public tracker?

1128.10.2007 19:00

sorry double post

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1228.10.2007 23:36

Originally posted by mediabob:
cant the RIAA catch you easily if its a public tracker?
the riaa can catch you easy if its public or private, true private offers slightly more protection, but all the riaa have to do is become a member of the tracker and watch whats going on from the inside. even if its invite only you can bet your ass they will find a member willing to send them an invite in exchange for $$$.

it is more likely that the riaa would go after either the bigger private trackers or public trackers. why waste time and cash trying to get an invite to a private tracker so you can catch 1000 members when you could watch the publics and catch millions
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1329.10.2007 0:57

Ah, Internet Piracy: the New Prohibition. (and we all know how THAT turned out.)

1429.10.2007 0:57

Ah, Internet Piracy: the New Prohibition. (and we all know how THAT turned out.)

1529.10.2007 18:20

Quote:
the riaa can catch you easy if its public or private, true private offers slightly more protection, but all the riaa have to do is become a member of the tracker and watch whats going on from the inside. even if its invite only you can bet your ass they will find a member willing to send them an invite in exchange for $$$.

it is more likely that the riaa would go after either the bigger private trackers or public trackers. why waste time and cash trying to get an invite to a private tracker so you can catch 1000 members when you could watch the publics and catch millions
It would cost them a lot more money if they went after public trackers. The court would be outrageous, they would also need lawyers to defend their side. All in all i think they wouldn't go prosecuting the public just because their ip address was from the pool of say 5,000 ip addresses on one torrent.

If they did catch you in the act wouldn't they have to find evidence on your computer or in your possession to even bring your case to the US courts.

1629.10.2007 18:29

The Pirate Bay <3

171.11.2007 17:15

This just goes to show you how you can not stop the torrents communities growing.

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