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OiNK uploaders charged with infringement

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Sep 2008 17:37 User comments (10)

OiNK uploaders charged with infringement Almost one year after authorities shut down the private torrent tracker OiNK, the site's administrators and a few alleged uploaders have been charged, putting an end to the year-long investigation.
Alan Ellis, the administrator, was charged with “conspiracy to defraud” and the uploaders were charged with copyright infringement for the unauthorized upload of one CD.

To give some back story on the situation, in addition to the administrator, five men and one woman were arrested for uploading music to OiNK and since their arrest they have been in questioning and required to provide DNA samples. Within two months, two were released from investigation and not charged but it appears the rest are not as lucky. Each was charged with infringement for the unauthorized upload of one CD.

In an interview with TorrentFreak, one of the charged uploaders said he is being made into an example for other uploaders. "I think it’s a sledgehammer to crack a walnut,” he added.

There was no official word from the BPI but we will keep you updated.

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10 user comments

111.9.2008 18:25

Um...DNA samples?? WTF??

211.9.2008 18:44

Originally posted by windsong:
Um...DNA samples?? WTF??
didn't you know ? we in the U.K. have given away all our rights

311.9.2008 19:06

DNA samples from the OiNK pig.

411.9.2008 19:28

Maybe we should all send them some DNA...

512.9.2008 9:34

Originally posted by windsong:
Um...DNA samples?? WTF??
Don't most countries these days require you to give a DNA sample when you are arrested by The Police ? That's why it was taken in this case - if you are found innocent the sample is supposedly destroyed but if found guilty , the sample is added to the national DNA database.
Might sound a bit extreme but it has solved a lot of long standing unsolved rape, murder and serious crimes.

612.9.2008 11:10

Quote:
Originally posted by windsong:
Um...DNA samples?? WTF??
Don't most countries these days require you to give a DNA sample when you are arrested by The Police ? That's why it was taken in this case - if you are found innocent the sample is supposedly destroyed but if found guilty , the sample is added to the national DNA database.
Might sound a bit extreme but it has solved a lot of long standing unsolved rape, murder and serious crimes.

yep. cause when u upload music, you are worse than a rapist, murderer an crook that steals from churches.

712.9.2008 12:06

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by windsong:
Um...DNA samples?? WTF??
Don't most countries these days require you to give a DNA sample when you are arrested by The Police ? That's why it was taken in this case - if you are found innocent the sample is supposedly destroyed but if found guilty , the sample is added to the national DNA database.
Might sound a bit extreme but it has solved a lot of long standing unsolved rape, murder and serious crimes.

yep. cause when u upload music, you are worse than a rapist, murderer an crook that steals from churches.
Well, it assumes that people who break the law in any way, shape or form are deviants. So when a rape investigation starts, they feel that your DNA should be thrown into the mix. Because people who upload music are put into the "criminal" category.

812.9.2008 14:03

Quote:
Originally posted by windsong:
Um...DNA samples?? WTF??
Don't most countries these days require you to give a DNA sample when you are arrested by The Police ? That's why it was taken in this case - if you are found innocent the sample is supposedly destroyed but if found guilty , the sample is added to the national DNA database.
Might sound a bit extreme but it has solved a lot of long standing unsolved rape, murder and serious crimes.
used to be that way in the UK but for the last few years it doesnt matter if your found innocent or guilty, the DNA still goes into the national database, they are or were even plans to make DNA sampling mandatory in the UK for everyone so they could build a complete database of every man woman and child in the country

912.9.2008 14:06
varnull
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They opened a new DNA testing lab in Runcorn today which cuts the time to test from 5 days to 12 hours....

Solution.. if you commit a burglary or any other crime which may involve leaving dna around just torch the evidence before leaving ;).. or we can burn the testing labs down.

They say we support the collecting of bio data.. Did they ask us? NO!

1013.9.2008 5:13
13thHouR
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Originally posted by windsong:
Um...DNA samples?? WTF??
yep so if you commit a crime make sure you find a used dog end (cigarette but) or an empty can of whatever to frame someone else!

but the flip side is that a murder is committed and that can you didn't put in the bin, ends up near by, you have no alibi and the police, in their usual attempt to solve crime by any means necessary, which usually means blaming a relation regardless of how thin their circumstantial evidence is, and guess what happens, they fix you for it because YOUR dna was at the crime scene.

just ask the Billie-Jo Jenkins's father, Sion Jenkins how the police have destroyed his life with circumstantial evidence in the need to find anyone to blame.

or ask

Barry George who was convicted by concealment of evidence that would have acquitted the case by the UK police force (also with Sion Jenkins) of Jill Dando's murder.

Jill's press release appeal to catch the murderer stated, the police were looking a man in a cap, carrying a mobile phone in london!

and they pinned it on a mentally disabled guy that could not defend himself, case closed, police win, another crime solved, who cares if we caught the right person.

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Back on topic, this government have sold out our country, and it is OUR country as we only loan them power ever for years, but we have been sold to the corporations. As was stated this is an example to the masses to not effect the profits of corporations.


Watch the liars as they try to sell us out.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=x71INuYQnTk

FTA: We Are Change UK confront David Miliband(Foreign Secretary), Ed Miliband(Minister for the Cabinet Office) and Hilary Benn(Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) on Labour's failure to honour their manifesto promise of a referendum on the European Constitution. Tony Benn is interviewed expressing his views about the European Reform Treaty(Treaty of Lisbon)
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