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OiNK Creator Cleared of Fraud Charges In Music Sharing Case
CLEARED: OiNK Creator Cleared of Fraud Charges In Music Sharing Case
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By: Spacelab Research Staff
January 19th, 2010

OiNK founder Alan Ellis was found not guilty of conspiracy to defraud by a British court for his work with the OiNK BitTorrent tracker. Ellis was the founder of OiNK and was facing jail time if convicted.


It was all part of Operation Ark Royal, an investigation hatched by British police, Dutch authorities, with the help of the IFPI and the BPI.


OiNK made 21 million downloads possible, and that Alan Ellis made about £190,000 ($300,000 ) from the site. It was operational from 2004 to the time it was shut down in 2007, with a height of about 200,000 members. OiNK was legendary for its painstaking attention to detail in sound quality and organization of files, making it a favorite for people finding music.


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