Oink is dead.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Torx, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. mattdev

    mattdev liberal crybaby

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    haha

    I don't know, it felt like it was coming sooner or later. The site was practically public.

    I guess I'll stick to the TRULY private sites for now :O
  2. chapel

    chapel Jolly Bolly Fo-Folly Staff Member

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    Well of the people that got in trouble for running trackers it wasn't because of the tracker but the other stuff they did, like distributing files themselves. In essence if you plan on running a tracker you should not deal in the wares you run, ie don't use your own site and keep squeeky clean. The only thing that might be able to be done is being sued for running a site that breaks the DMCA, ala what Viacom is suing Google for with Youtube.

    On the note of piracy in general, the people that get in trouble or sued are the ones distributing or supposedly based on usually weak information from the RIAA and MPAA. They have not and probably will not go after people that just download (though it is hard to not upload when you are using bt and there is a ratio involved) so if you are cautious then you should be safe. As far as trackers, they should never keep data, that is just stupid and a risk to the users.

    When it comes to morals, piracy can be wrong, if you believe that. I personally don't, but I understand that a lot of people do believe that. One thing that people need to understand, and which the various media conglomerates are falsely pushing is that piracy is stealing. That is no where near the truth, by any means legally or by definition. If you really want to push the theft argument the only way it could be considered is that you are "potentially stealing customers that might potentially buy your stuff." Notice the potentially, and the might. Even if you think its wrong, you have to admit that no one is losing anything because they have to gain it in the first place to lose it. If I download a song, I am not taking it from the artist or label, they do not then lose that song, there is no physical change or manipulation. No, I am downloading a bit for bit copy from a digital version of the song which can have an infinite amount of copies. The only thing that is lost is cpu time, and that isn't the record companies.

    I could probably go on about this, but its sad that Oink is gone, I never used them though. I am pretty selective about what sites I visit.
  3. Chris

    Chris Raptor Jesus

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    I agree with this.

    I was always told that it's not really right for companies to "project" profits and say they're losing money just because "piracy" is not meeting their financial marks. You can't lose something you don't have in the first place.

    I do agree that piracy does put a hit on the entertainment industry, but moreso because companies are spending money elsewhere, thinking they'll get it back based on "projected" numbers.
  4. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    i think i have bought a total of 1 Music CD when i was growing up, before you could even pirate CD's and to this day I probably would never buy anymore CDs with or without piracy being an option.
  5. Chris

    Chris Raptor Jesus

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    Nine Inch Nails Frontman Was a Member of OiNK | TorrentFreak

  6. Pope John

    Pope John the most modest.

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    he's now using the site to seek employment. sweet. i erally wish OiNk was still up though. I mean, I don't really trust other torrent sites. and i have a much harder time navigating them.
  7. MaesterB

    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    I was downloading music on the internet before Napster became popular. It was great uploading and downloading thru FTPs and stuff. Found a lot of good music and managed to share my tastes as well.

    As for torrents now, I'm glad TorrentLeech took off invites indefinitely. Now people can stop hounding me for invites.