OiNK raided / shut down
Thank god they kicked me out after my glorious three days of membership.
Actually, I think I gave my account to tyler. shrug
Very sad day indeed. (
Wow, that is the only fucking site I actually used. I seriously felt the shit just drop through my body when I saw the fucking front page of oink.
Damn dude. Best site to ever be taken down IMO.
What should users do?
Find a new music site for sure.
everyone seems to be flocking here, http//www.stmusic.org/
its a public site as of now though.
I meant to protect themselves.
totaly sucks Oink owned
Wow, I can only say I'm surprised it took this long. Being run from Britain, it's not like a 3rd world country free of any copyright laws or US influence. People put WAY too much stock in private trackers being entirely safe.
'Tis a sad day cry Oh well, I hadn't used it much recently anyways. I've been trying to go back to the ancient way of buying physical CDs. Glad I saw this thread -- I stopped all my torrents from OiNK.
[quote2f17e52f2d="doylnea"]It seemed to me that 180K members was low for Oink. This Reuters [=http//uk.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUKL2315584520071023]This Reuters
article suggests it was 180K donating members
[quote2f17e52f2d]An estimated 180,000 members of the site paid "donations" via debit or credit cards, ensuring that they could continue to access the site and its catalogue of music and other media.[/quote2f17e52f2d][/quote2f17e52f2d]
I think 180,000 total is a pretty-accurate number. I think they just said the "donations" part because many articles are trying to say that the members of oink paid for their music from illegal places and they are trying to say it was very lucrative for the oink owner, so he should get lots of jail time. I wonder who would have gave them such information....
Rapidshare + forum = better than any torrents or newzgroups. Yeah Tyler, I said it.
^^ Nice color scheme
"Do you think these text ads are obvious?"
the site must have fucked up, normally you can read the text.
LOL @ the police officers bringing out trash bags full of CDs.
JUST when I ALMOST get to an upload of 10GB! No! lol
http//www.b3ta.cr3ation.co.uk/ is down too! AH!
Oh well. There are hundreds of other ways to get the music I want. Although I will say that I legitimately bought my last album because I liked the artist so much (not that that is where artists make most of their money anyway, but still...). )
Actually i'll just say I have very good reason to be worried....
Tell DLF what is up.
Wow...and I JUST registered last night.
That's definitely a downer. I was really looking forward to using them.
Oh well, I guess I'll just have to stick to Demonoid then.
[quote572e99f577="J4320"]Although I will say that I legitimately bought my last album because I liked the artist so much )[/quote572e99f577]
But.......I thought the new Britney album isn't out until next week?
[quote83d364189a="TryinToGetPaid"]Tell DLF what is up.[/quote83d364189a]
lol lol lol
WTF people don't pay to join OiNK ?
No shit, and he didn't host any of the music, at least not to my knowledge.
[quote05304c2f48="tylerc"]No shit, and he didn't host any of the music, at least not to my knowledge.[/quote05304c2f48]
Thanks anyway for the invite =\ .
[quotecb3dd25c46="TryinToGetPaid"]Rapidshare + forum = better than any torrents or newzgroups. Yeah Tyler, I said it.[/quotecb3dd25c46]
Especially when you have a premium account. Rapidshare is definitely the best ever. They have like 100 Gigabit servers. O_O_O_O_O
Funny picture...sad day.
blargh. good thing i got disconnected when I did.
[quote1422adaab9="theysayjump"][quote1422adaab9="J4320"]Although I will say that I legitimately bought my last album because I liked the artist so much )[/quote1422adaab9]
But.......I thought the new Britney album isn't out until next week?[/quote1422adaab9]
I saw that this morning...Demonoid FTW (
Just stay off torrent sites in general....
[quoteddb0b7dcc2="manOFice"]Just stay off torrent sites in general....[/quoteddb0b7dcc2]
Rapidshare + Forums = Better than any torrent site out there.
[quote3b5caecb86]"This extremely lucrative and creative scheme consisted of a private file-sharing website being set up."[/quote3b5caecb86]
How was it lucrative? I never paid anything.
Haven't posted here in ages cause I kinda stopped doin free sites, but come back for the occasional read and good laugh.
I must say, as soon as I read on Pitchfork that OiNK was shut down I knew just the people to look towards to find a new torrent site.
Thanks FIPG posters for lettin me know!
[quoteeeef72e530="Twon"][quoteeeef72e530]"This extremely lucrative and creative scheme consisted of a private file-sharing website being set up."[/quoteeeef72e530]
How was it lucrative? I never paid anything.[/quoteeeef72e530]
No, but about 180,000 people did. Thankfully for him, his site was based on more than one user's account.
I didn't even know that payments/donations were an option... Oh well. I never used it too much. I'l probably get arrested though.
There is some conjecture as to whether that 180,000 number were actual donators or total membership. Many of the media reports are erroneously stating that members had to pay to join, so the assumption could be that all 180K members paid. It seems most logical that the 180K number is for total membership, only a portion of which paid money. To assume 180K donators, total membership would likely number over a million assuming a 10% donation rate (which is not uncommon, and is possibly a generous assumption -- the vast majority won't pay). That many members for an exclusive, private tracker that is known to be difficult to get into would not likely have that many members.
I'm pretty sure it was 180k total, because at the bottom of their homepage they'd have the stats and just a few days ago I checked how many members they had which was in the 180's.
damn they will be missed
It is pretty common knowledge there 180k members, not paying members. 180k is huge for a private site.
Ugh, I'm still in shock that OiNK is gone. I would go just to see what the top 10 was several times a day and I was saving my ratio for the download spree they have during Christmas time. (
[quotecb3656571f="Psyc"]Ugh, I'm still in shock that OiNK is gone. I would go just to see what the top 10 was several times a day and I was saving my ratio for the download spree they have during Christmas time. ([/quotecb3656571f]
yeah, seriously. Couldn't they have waited until after xmas to raid them?
BTW, anyone have any torrentleech invites that they can pass to me.
Waffles.fm opened invites, and I got one. It's growing really fast because a lot of people are uploading what they downloaded from OiNK. Too bad I'm at school (college) right now so I can't upload anything.
I really like the uTorrent WebUI, though. I can download stuff to my pc at home.
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[quotecb3edc8b52="Psyc"]Waffles.fm opened invites, and I got one. It's growing really fast because a lot of people are uploading what they downloaded from OiNK. Too bad I'm at school (college) right now so I can't upload anything.
I really like the uTorrent WebUI, though. I can download stuff to my pc at home.[/quotecb3edc8b52]
I can haz invite when ur able to invite? )
Ugh, I have 2 invites but they just closed invites registration. ?
Were you an OiNK member?
Please keep this thread on topic.. There's already a torrent invites thread
[quotee86ee31d82="Psyc"]Waffles.fm opened invites, and I got one. It's growing really fast because a lot of people are uploading what they downloaded from OiNK. Too bad I'm at school (college) right now so I can't upload anything.
I really like the uTorrent WebUI, though. I can download stuff to my pc at home.[/quotee86ee31d82]
Doesnt going to college mean you can download any faster?
[quoteab8e923964="Psyc"]Ugh, I have 2 invites but they just closed invites registration. ?
Were you an OiNK member?[/quoteab8e923964]
Yep. A good Oink member too. )
I was just about to hit poweruser then it got shut down.
Sorry CG. oops
Back on topic now. )
So yeah, it's good to hear that these Oink members are getting together and putting all of their downloaded Oink music in one place.
Yeah I can download faster, but they monitor upload speeds and if I start seeding things like crazy they send out warnings and stuff.
I really don't know how it works, but I don't really want to risk it. I just wait until I go home to do whatever I want.
I'd also been PU+ on oink for about a month or more. PU+ on Waffles.fm is a lot harder to obtain.
"More than 25GB uploaded with a ratio above 1.05"
Demonoid has been shut down
[quote8e1825616b]The CRIA threatened the company renting the servers to us, and because of this it is not possible to keep the site online. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding.[/quote8e1825616b]
R.I.P. (2003 - 2007)
[quote02cebb783c]li Now talking on #demonoid
li Topic for #demonoid is Welcome to #Demonoid | Site is down, tracker is up. Expect the site to return, unless we hear otherwise from Deimos.
li Topic for #demonoid set by lacko at Fri Nov 9 033637 2007[/quote02cebb783c]
I love demonoid. Nothing ever stops those bastards. P
If you're a member of What.cd and have checked your inbox, you probably got an e-mail from the "RIAA". It was actually a 14-year-old who hacked the site with help from his brother. He then sent out e-mails to all What.cd users spoofing the firstname.lastname@example.org@email@example.com@riaa.org/email e-mail address.
What.cd confirms that this was an attack and not from the RIAA (had me scared ) ). Here's a copy of the e-mail sent to everyone
[quotee885a8aae8="firstname.lastname@example.org"]Dear registered user of the site What.cd,
We have recently been investigating the activities of the users of the
site http//www.what.cd/ and we have found that this site exists for the
sole purpose of music piracy.
Pirating music is a criminal offence and we believe it should be obvious
to you that the results outweigh the benefits - hard working artists
won't be rewarded for their work and will stop producing music,
ultimately leading to a severely reduced selection of music both in the
shops and for download.
The RIAA had hoped that the disabling by the police of the large illegal
music site, Oink.cd, would stop a lot of people from engaging in piracy,
as they don't want to be seen as criminals. However, this appears to
not be the case, as two large new sites have sprung up in its place.
This email is the final warning to all of you who were members of
Oink.cd and are current members of What.cd. If we find you to be
committing any more criminal acts of piracy then we will have to press
charges against you, as representatives of the major record companies of
Also, What.cd put up a log of all the activities on the kids nix box that shows how they were DoS'ed, hacked into SQL, etc.
The good stuff starts on line 491.
I can tell from the working of that e-mail that it isn't official. In fact I suspect it was authored by Brit ("offence" for example). Not only that, assuming what.cd is located outside the US, the RIAA has no access to member e-mails unless a cooperating government had already raided and taken down the site.
It's funny watching people squirm though. ;) P
It's kind of weird that I'm not a member of What.cd and I still got that email. ?