Dutch/British police shut down website after two-year music piracy inquiry
Posted in: Online TV/Music at 24/10/2007 23:29
British police have closed down what they claim is one of the world's largest music piracy websites after a two-year pan-European operation. A series of raids in Middlesbrough and Amsterdam resulted in the arrest of a 24-year-old man and the closure of Oink, a private website that allowed users to locate and download music, movies and other files.
Huge pirate music site shut down
British and Dutch police have shut down a "widely-used" source of illegally-downloaded music.
A flat on Teesside and several properties in Amsterdam were raided as part of an Interpol investigation into the members-only website OiNK.
British, Dutch Police Close Pirate Site [AP]
British and Dutch police shut down what they say is one the world's biggest online sources of pirated music Tuesday and arrested the website's 24-year-old suspected operator.
The invitation-only OiNK website specialized in distributing albums leaked before their official release by record companies, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry said.