For seeding a single album, arrests made in OiNK BitTorrent tracker case: report


A former OiNK user was arrested last week, TorrentFreak has learnt. The user, who was not identified, was later released on bail. More arrests are expected.

This news should concern a lot of us here, I’m going to assume. For one, if the police are involved, and not some anti-piracy watchdog like MediaDefender, it suggests that the post-OiNK investigations are criminal in nature (as opposed to civil).

Just as troubling, the arrested user’s crime was the seeding of a single album. A show of hands: how many of you are seeding at least one album right now?

Would now be the time to shutter Azureus for good? It would be prudent to wait for more information before taking any drastic measures, I think.