First TV Links and now this: The BBC reports this morning that OiNK,
where I have an account, to which I’ve never been, has been raided. Since two-makes-a-trend in online journalism, I think it’s fair to say that this marks a concerted effort by British authorities to crackdown on websites that connect copyright infringers. If British copyright precedents are anything like American ones, we won’t see these sites back anytime soon. I blame Lars Ulrich.
In the meantime, the end of OiNK serves to further drive music piracy above ground, as with music blogs; are bloggers next to get arrested? I
eagerly await dread the day when Dave’s house gets raided and his face is pixelated in news reports. Elsewhere:
Torrent Freak recaps the situation.
I Guess I’m Floating reflects on OiNK’s rise to fame.
MetaFilter users discuss what will emerge as the next OiNK.