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This is all that remains of OiNK.cd, one of the most prominent music sharing sites on the web.  (Source: DailyTech)
Second UK-based piracy closure in less than a week

OiNK.cd, one of the largest BitTorrent destinations for music online, was shut down today in a joint investigation between Interpol, the IFPI, BPI and local authorities in the United Kingdom and Netherlands. Authorities arrested an unnamed 24-year-old man suspected to be the site’s owner, as well as raided his UK residence, the office of his employer, his father’s house, as well as numerous facilities in the Netherlands where the site was hosted.

Much like many of the fallen sites before it, OiNK.cd’s front page was changed to a single message written by an unidentified party: “This site has been closed as a result of a criminal investigation by IFPI, BPI, Cleveland Police and the Fiscal Investigation Unit of the Dutch Police (FIOD ECD) into suspected illegal music distribution.”

Immediately following it is an ominous warning, informing visitors that “a criminal investigation continues into the identities and activities of the site's users.”

According to the IFPI, OiNK was responsible for leaking 60 major pre-release albums in 2007, with an unspecified numbers of albums in years past. OiNK’s estimated 180,000 users financed the site via “donations” paid by credit or debit card, and in return the site continued to host a staggering number amount of music, much of it in high-quality FLAC format.

“This was not a case of friends sharing music for pleasure. This was a worldwide network that got hold of music they did not own the rights to and posted it online,” said IFPI spokesman Jeremy Banks. “Within a few hours of a popular pre-release track being posted on the OiNK site, hundreds of copies can be found further down the illegal online supply chain.”



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RE: About time
By mdogs444 on 10/24/2007 7:19:19 AM , Rating: 1
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But your manner of arguing it is poor at best.

I think many would say that my manner of arguing this off topic pedophilia is dead on.

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No, but it echoes the same argument used by anti-homosexual groups.

No one before you mentioned homosexuality, and no offense, its probably because you are homosexual and have had arguments made against you. However, I am not one who did that.

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At one point homosexuality was illegal, or at least the activities involved with homosexuality (sodomy, etc.)

And many people dont care about homosexuality one way or the other , they just dont want to allow homosexuals to get married and/or raise kids.

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And not every pedophile actively searches out sexual activity with minors.

Point being that are they mentally unhealthy for even having those thoughts. If they are unhealthy enough to have the thoughts, who says they will not act on them. Just because they have not acted yet, doesn't mean they wont.

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Do they think about illegal activities? Sure. But last I checked (and I'm fairly up to date on criminal codes) it's not illegal to personally contemplate a crime. To plan it with others? Yes. But if personally thinking about something was a crime, I'd be guilty of dozens of murders, thefts, embezzlements, and many other crimes.

Big difference between theft and child rape. If you sit around and honestly ponder your murder thoughts as well, then you are sick too.


RE: About time
By themadmilkman on 10/24/2007 11:14:26 AM , Rating: 1
Do you not see how you're arguing? Here's the basic outline. It goes something like this:

1. I think something is wrong.
2. Because I think something is wrong, everyone agrees that it is wrong.

Honestly, do you have any backing to your arguments besides your own thoughts and what you've seen on Dateline? To what degree do people find "pedosexualism" wrong? If a 21 year old is dating a 17 year old who graduated high school early and has already left school, is that wrong? What if she hasn't graduated yet? What if he's 22? This is a very hard topic to draw a hard line as to what is right and what is wrong, and is entirely dependant on a person's own ethics and morals. While you try to say that people are adamantly against pedosexualism, I'm not sure the actual boundaries are that well defined.

And as to calling me a homosexual: I'm married (to a woman, thank you) and have two kids. I'm making these statements because I abhor the poorly made arguments that permeate the internet.


RE: About time
By mdogs444 on 10/24/2007 11:32:03 AM , Rating: 2
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While you try to say that people are adamantly against pedosexualism, I'm not sure the actual boundaries are that well defined.


Yes they are clearly defined. Do some research because there is a difference between Pedophilia and Statutory Rape.

Pedophilia is defined as an adult being sexually attracted to prepubescent youths. The APA goes to define it as such:
The APA's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 4th edition, Text Revision gives the following as its "Diagnostic criteria for 302.2 Pedophilia":[24]

A. Over a period of at least 6 months, recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving sexual activity with a prepubescent child or children (generally age 13 years or younger);
B. The person has acted on these sexual urges, or the sexual urges or fantasies cause marked distress or interpersonal difficulty;
C. The person is at least age 16 years and at least 5 years older than the child or children in Criterion A.

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To what degree do people find "pedosexualism" wrong? If a 21 year old is dating a 17 year old who graduated high school early and has already left school, is that wrong? What if she hasn't graduated yet? What if he's 22? This is a very hard topic to draw a hard line as to what is right and what is wrong, and is entirely dependant on a person's own ethics and morals. While you try to say that people are adamantly against pedosexualism, I'm not sure the actual boundaries are that well defined.


The scenario you are bringing up is called Statutory Rape, which is defined as the crime of sex with a minor under the age of consent (AOC), the age at which individuals are considered competent to give consent to sexual conduct. Statutory rape laws are based on the concept that a young person may desire sexual intercourse but may lack the experience possessed by legal adults to make a mature decision as to whether or not to have sexual contact with a particular person.

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To what degree do people find "pedosexualism" wrong?


If you even have to ask this question, then clearly there is something wrong with you. Also, lets refer to it as Pedophilia, there is no such thing as pedosexualism and will not give the liberals the ability to coin a new term for social acceptance.

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And as to calling me a homosexual: I'm married (to a woman, thank you) and have two kids. I'm making these statements because I abhor the poorly made arguments that permeate the internet.


I was not meaning to say you are homosexual, I was just drawing inference that maybe you were homosexual because you brought that arugment into the discussion which had no relevance.


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