Oink's Pink Palace

  1. U.K. Court Clears P2P Site Owner Of Fraud

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST In a blow to the U.K. music industry's efforts to tackle piracy, a jury at Teeside Crown Court has cleared a 26-year-old software engineer who ran the BitTorrent tracker Oink of conspiracy to defraud. Alan Ellis from Middlesbrough was accused ...

  2. Legal Storm Brews For Pirate Bay Four

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST The team behind file-sharing engine the Pirate Bay have been charged by a public prosecutor in Sweden. The four men -- Carl Lundstrom, Peter Sunde, Frederik Neij and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg -- face up to two years in prison if convicted on charges ...

  3. The Pirate Bay Taps Last.fm

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Popular torrent tracker The Pirate Bay rolled out its expected new music feature, tapping data from Last.fm to show more detailed artist info, easier search tools and tour dates. According to a rundown on TorrentFreak , the feature is designed mor ...

  4. OiNK Rebounds As BOiNK

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Just days after the OiNK pirate music site was shut down by authorities, the Pirate Bay announced plans to relaunch the service with a new name and new domain, BOiNK. The Pirate Bay was itself once shut down at the legal behest of the global music ...

  5. IFPI Makes Oink Squeal

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music critics beware. The IFPI is putting the clamps on prerelease leaks. London-based IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy says the trade association is taking on so-called "ripping groups" dedicated to getting prerelease music onto the Net a ...

  6. Cops Stop Illegal OiNK Music Service

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT An international law enforcement collaboration today brought down OiNK, described by the IFPI as the world's biggest source of pirated pre-release chart albums. A 24-year-old-man in the Middlesbrough area of north England was arrested during ...