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OiNK uploaders get community service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Jan 2009 16:35 User comments (6)

OiNK uploaders get community service Four convicted uploaders from the now defunct torrent tracker OiNK have been sentenced to community service today, and forced to pay all court costs incurred.
The founder and administrator of the site, Alan Ellis, and one other uploader are still awaiting a jury trial.

The site was taken down in late 2007 under Operation Ark Royal brought forward by UK and Dutch police. Ellis is under arrest for conspiracy to defraud, while the uploaders were charged with copyright infringement for uploading music.

Torretnfreak adds that "Steven Diprose was sentenced to 180 hours community service, and has to pay 378 in Court costs. Michael Myers was ordered to pay a 500 fine. Mark Tugwell has to undertake 100 hours community service and has to pay 378 Court costs. The fourth uploader, James Garner was sentenced to 50 hours community service and also has to pay 378 Court costs."

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6 user comments

124.1.2009 19:49

Michael Myers? Haha, I wonder if that was a nasty joke from his parents.

These sentences aren't exactly heavy. They are lucky to get off so lightly in my opinion.

225.1.2009 0:49

You know if they really want to ..... cant think of the word right now, rehabilitate?

Anyways if they want to do something that would really prevent people from download/sharing music/movies in the future, instead of money, instead of community service, instead of prison time, they should make them work at whichever company they stole from.

I know, it's kind of a dumb idea but they'd get to see what they did more from the mafiaa point of view.

325.1.2009 18:57
hugolove
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Originally posted in another anti-RIAA thread...

"This is all empty discussion - you all know for a fact that they are never going to stop until all freedoms have been stripped from us, leaving us to choose between only those options they allow us.

You cannot advise using the law to get out of this - the law can and has been changed on many occasions to suit the needs of big business. This is no different. Those in charge wish to remain in charge, and will scratch each other's backs endlessly to make sure this occurs.

It is not that they will not listen to the voice and decisions of the common people - it is that they hold that voice of such people in complete disregard. They want only to control you, your minds, your actions, and harness you to the wheel of their industry.

They stupify you with "their" culture - Pop Idol, Gladiators, celebrity marriages and breakups, compelling you to work in their sweatshops in order to earn their valueless currency.

Even your home, the roof over your head, the most basic necessity of human survival, must be bought at such a high cost that we cannot afford it without taking out an immense loan, repayable over 25 years, keeping us in bonded slavery as long as it exists.

The economy is a lie - just whom exactly do we and our American and European brethren owe our national debt too? Why, the very same super-rich elite who, it is claimed, have engineered this whole situation. These, my friends, are our enemies.

Direct not the brunt of your anger at our politicians or police, for they too are mere pawns. Some indeed have no clue whatsoever how this state of affairs came into being, and are merely pig-headed fools. Others are weak men who have allowed themselves to be bought with promises of wealth or power to come, and should be pitied as much as they are despised.

No, my friends, these are not our true enemies. They are merely the least amongst us.

The rich. Or, more accurately, the super-rich. In all manner of criminal investigations, one looks to see who benefits from the crime in order to find the purpetrator. Where, my friends, does the money go? From whose stained and scaly chin are we stealing the breadcrumbs of Piracy?

For it is mere breadcrumbs we remove from the plate of the great purveyors of music - indeed there is evidence to suggest that piracy has in fact increased record sales in recent years, due to the explosive proliferation of musical availability Piracy has engendered. These breadcrumbs, therefore, cannot be said to be the reason for the immense legal upheaval we are currently experiencing.

No, my friends, the issue is control. We have dared to buck our oppressor, to show him we have a will of our own, and now he would crush that will. To remain silent is to submit yourself to his dominance; to attempt to use his own system against him will only result in that system being ammended to his satisfaction. We have only one recourse...

REVOLUTION!

I was recently reminded that Anarchy does not mean chaos, it means "no leaders". I, my friends, am an Anarchist, and I invite you to join my cause in any way you see fit.

I thank you for reading...

M"

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426.1.2009 4:39

Originally posted by hugolove:


For it is mere breadcrumbs we remove from the plate of the great purveyors of music - indeed there is evidence to suggest that piracy has in fact increased record sales in recent years, due to the explosive proliferation of musical availability Piracy has engendered. These breadcrumbs, therefore, cannot be said to be the reason for the immense legal upheaval we are currently experiencing.


Soundscan numbers dont lie...


(Taken from a random Billboard magazine)
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Jan 2009 @ 4:40

526.1.2009 9:43

Originally posted by Mik3h:
These sentences aren't exactly heavy. They are lucky to get off so lightly in my opinion.

Yes, because they are hardened criminals and burdens to society.

[insert imaginary roll eyes emoticon here]
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Jan 2009 @ 9:45

626.1.2009 20:02

Quote:
Originally posted by Mik3h:
These sentences aren't exactly heavy. They are lucky to get off so lightly in my opinion.

Yes, because they are hardened criminals and burdens to society.

[insert imaginary roll eyes emoticon here]
While I do agree that punishing downloaders and forcing them to pay thousands for measly tracks, these uploaders are aiding hardcore piracy. Sure the facts regarding CD sales and such may be altered, but the solid fact is, they are aiding piracy and theft of copyrighted material. Simple as.

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