OiNK: Six were arrested last week, shared 'advance' music


More information has emerged on the OiNK-related arrests of last week. (Please don’t call it “oinkgate;” The “gate” suffix is banned here.)

A total of six people were arrested in Cleveland (in the UK), all of them for sharing “pre-release” albums. All those ADVANCEs you downloaded? They range in age from 19 to 33.

Oh, boy, this is getting interesting.

TorrentFreak has learnt that the OiNK Six were arrested on Conspiracy to Defraud the Music Industry.

And if that doesn’t seem like the most absurd crime of them all, I don’t know what.

UK police, making gentle the life of this world… for the music industry.